According to Jon Heyman and Robert Murray, the Braves and Michael Harris are close to agreeing on an eight-year extension worth $72 million:
Outfielder Michael Harris II and the Atlanta Braves are deep in discussions on an eight-year contract extension, according to sources familiar with the situation.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) August 17, 2022
Michael Harris 8-year deal, if completed with Braves, is expected be for about $72M
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 17, 2022
Amid a two-way race for Rookie of the Year with teammate Spencer Strider, Harris has been fantastic for the Braves, and locking him up right now at a very reasonable rate is wise. He has shown a very advanced approach for a player his age, and he looks to be a piece of the Braves outfield in 2023 and beyond. If Atlanta locks him up, you can add him to a young core in Atlanta that continues to grow. With Matt Olson, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuña, Austin Riley, and others locked up for years to come — the Braves are only expanding their championship window.
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