Report: Brewers, OF Jackson Chourio agree to historic deal

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to an eight-year, $82 million contract with outfielder Jackson Chourio, the deal coming even before the 19-year-old has made his major league debut, ESPN reported Sunday.

Per the report, the numbers could reach $142.5 million when two club options and escalators are figured in.

No player has signed a bigger contract before playing in the majors.

Chourio, from Venezuela, has been in the Brewers organization since 2021. The center fielder is the No. 2 prospect in baseball, per MLB.com.

He spent the bulk of the 2023 season at Double-A Biloxi, where he hit .280 with 22 home runs, 89 RBIs and 43 stolen bases in 122 games.

If the Brewers exercise both options, Chourio would not be a free agent until age 29.

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