Sean Murphy agrees to a six-year, $73 million contract extension with the Braves following the Athletics’ trade

Murphy signs $73 million contract extension with Braves following A’s trade originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea.

Murphy didn’t have to wait long to sign a long-term contract extension with his new club

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On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves signed ex-Athletics catcher Daniel Murphy to a six-year, $73 million contract. The contract runs through the 2028 season and includes a $15 million club option for 2029 with no buyout.

Murphy is now MLB’s fifth-highest-paid catcher, behind J.T. Realmuto, Salvador Perez, Yasmani Grandal, and Willson Contreras, with an average annual value of $12.16 million.

Murphy, as ESPN’s Jeff Passan pointed out, now joins a group of Braves core players, including ex-Athlete Matt Olson, who are under club control for several years.

Murphy was acquired by Atlanta on December 12 as part of a three-team trade with Oakland and Milwaukee. The A’s received four prospects as well as veteran catcher Manny Pia in the deal.

Murphy was selected by the A’s in the third round in 2016. In 330 games over four seasons in Oakland, he hit.236/.326/.429 with 46 home runs and 147 RBIs.

The 28-year-old catcher also won the Gold Glove in 2021 and was a finalist for the award in 2022.