The Atlanta Braves reached an agreement on a seven-year, $ 35 million contract with second baseman Ozzie Albies, the team announced Thursday.
The deal, which includes team options for the 2026 and 2027 seasons, will keep Albies, 22, under the control of the club after its 30-year season.
Albies is hitting .364 with a home run and two RBIs in 11 games this season. In 2018, his first full season in the majors, he hit .261 with 40 doubles, 24 home runs and 72 RBIs while being named to the National League All-Star team.
He would have been eligible for arbitration after the 2020 season and for free agency after the 2023 season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.