Marlins’ Christian Yelich Finalizes $49.57M, 7-Year Contract

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JUPITER (CBSMiami/AP) — Last season the Miami Marlins became known for having one of the best, up-and-coming young outfield combinations in the majors.

The Marlins took another step toward keeping their young talent in Miami, finalizing a $49.57 million contract with outfielder Christian Yelich.

Yelich gets $570,000 this year, the same salary as in the one-year deal he agreed to on March 1. He will receive $1 million next year, $3.5 million in 2017, $7 million in 2018, $9.75 million in 2019, $12.5 million in 2020 and $14 million in 2021.

Miami has a $15 million option for 2022 with a $1.25 million buyout. The option salary would increase by $1 million for each MVP award during the first seven seasons and $500,000 for each time finishing second through fifth, with the price capped at $18 million.

The deal contains a tax equalization provision…

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