Marlins sign Yelich to long-term extension

Jupiter, FL ( – The Miami Marlins have signed outfielder
Christian Yelich to a contract extension through the 2021 season.

The deal includes a club option for 2022. Financial terms weren’t disclosed,
but reported it to be worth $49.570 million.

Yelich became the first Marlins outfielder to win a Gold Glove last year when
he committed just one error in 262 chances. He also batted .284 with nine
homers, 30 doubles, 54 runs batted in, 94 runs scored and a .362 on-base
percentage in 144 games.

The 23-year-old native of California was selected by the Marlins with the 23rd
overall pick of the 2010 draft and made his big league debut in July 2013. He
is a .285 hitter with a .365 on-base percentage in 206 career games.