How much money will Austin Riley make? Details of his new contract with the Braves
The Atlanta Braves have convinced All-Star third baseman Austin Riley to stay with them by offering him the largest contract in the history of the team.
The MLB’s Tuesday trade deadline has gotten the world of baseball in a tizzy, but Austin Riley has gotten ahead of the game by snagging the biggest contract ever awarded by the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves have extended the star third baseman’s contract with a 10-year deal worth $212 million. The agreement will run through 2032 and includes a club option valued at $20 million for the 2033 season.
As part of the arrangement which begins next year, the 25-year-old will donate $2.12 million to the Atlanta Braves Foundation, whose mission is “to build community through baseball engaging Braves Country, reaching vulnerable populations, and improving equity” in different spheres.
Riley stands to earn the following amounts:
Excellent stats from the young Riley
Atlanta was determined to keep him for the long-term, as his current contract still had three years remaining on it. He has been delivering impressive numbers so far in the 2022 season, recording 29 home runs and 31 doubles in 101 outings. He also boasts a .301 batting average. His performance puts him in the running to become the National League’s Most Valuable Player.
The Braves are looking like they are headed for another playoff berth at the moment, only three games behind the top-ranked New York Mets in the MLB NL East standings with a 62-41 record, compared with the Mets’ 65-37 tally. Locking up Riley with a very lucrative contract would motivate the Silver Slugger awardee to give his all in the team’s campaign to achieve back-to-back World Series victories.