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Milwaukee Brewers left-handed pitcher Aaron Ashby signs five-year extension

Jul 17, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Aaron Ashby (26) throws a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Aaron Ashby on Saturday signed a five-year contract through the 2027 season with club options for 2028 and 2029.

Left-hander Jake McGee also inked a one-year contract on Saturday.

Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for either deal.

“We are very happy to reach a multi-year agreement with Aaron,” said David Stearns, Brewers president of baseball operations. “Throughout his time in our organization, Aaron has demonstrated a unique combination of persistence, character and talent. He is establishing himself as one of the premier young pitchers in baseball, and we look forward to watching his continued growth and success.”

Ashby, 24, owns a 2-7 record with one save and a 4.57 ERA in 18 appearances (12 starts) this season.

The nephew of former major-league pitcher Andy Ashby, the younger player is 5-9 with two saves and a 4.56 ERA in 31 career appearances (16 starts) with the Brewers.

McGee, 35, posted a 1-2 record with three saves and a 7.17 ERA in 24 relief appearances with the San Francisco Giants this season.

He is 32-27 with 79 saves and a 3.64 ERA in 632 relief appearances over 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers and Giants.

–Field Level Media