Ronald Acuña Jr. is part of the Atlanta Braves and in 2029 he could be a free agent. Before that, specifically in 2027 and 2028, the organization has a couple of options that can be exercised at a cost well below what the Venezuelan is worth.
The outfielder signed a contract with the Georgia-based franchise (8 years and $100 million), which stipulates that in 2027 and 2028, the Braves can take options for 17 million dollars annually. In this case, the gardener has no control, so it is quite possible that both are exercised.
Acuña Jr. is hitting .335 so far with 21 home runs and 54 RBIs, in addition to having 40 stolen bases. Regarding his performance, the player has told the media: “I’m super happy, grateful and content with the way the season has unfolded for me and for the team.”
On the other hand, the gardener explained: “All the games count. We always go out with the same spirit, to try to win as many games as possible”, adding that he feels very comfortable playing with the Braves, a team that so far has established itself as the best of 2023.
Acuña Jr. also became the only player in history with 40 stolen bases, 20 homers and at least 50 RBIs before the All-Star break on Monday.