The Braves were one win away from the World Series in 2020, so they’re spending to give themselves a chance at getting back.
Atlanta signed Marcell Ozuna to a four-year, $64 million contract with a fifth-year option to take the deal to $80 million, the team announced Friday.
The Braves traded for Ozuna prior to the shortened 2020 season and the move certainly paid off. Ozuna led the National League in home runs (18) and RBI (56) while posting a .338/.431/.636 slash line. He won a Silver Slugger and finished sixth in NL MVP, losing out to his teammate Freddie Freeman.
Ozuna was one of the last premiere free agents on the market and several teams were rumored to be interested in the 30-year-old outfielder. In the end, he’ll stick with the Braves and look to maintain control over the NL East and get his team to the World Series.