Atlanta Braves Ink Matt Olson to Eight-Year, $168 Million Extension

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March 15

Infielder Matt Olson has returned home and does not plan on leaving any time soon.

According to the Atlanta Braves official Twitter, the club has signed Olson to a massive eight-year, $168 million contract extension, one that will see the Georgia native remain in town through the 2029 campaign.

Olson is set to earn $15 million in 2022, $21 million in 2023, and $22 million per year over the remainder of the contract. The deal also contains a $20 million club option in 2030.

Atlanta acquired the All-Star first baseman on Monday in a trade with the Oakland Athletics – a move that symbolized the end of franchise icon Freddie Freeman’s tenure with the team.

Olson is coming off a stellar 2021 campaign in which he set career highs in batting average (.271), home runs (39), RBIs (111), and runs scored (101).

The 27-year-old is entering his seventh major league season and represents a solid fantasy option in the hitter-friendly confines of Truist Park.

FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the Braves holding the seventh-best World Series odds at +1300.

 

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