This off-season, Brandon Woodruff, Willy Adames, and Corbin Burnes were Brewer players that many thought could receive contract extensions. Earlier today, Willy Adames and the Brewers agreed on a one year deal worth $8.7MM. Now, it has been reported that Brandon Woodruff and the Brew Crew have agreed on a contract for the 2023 season. This deal will play him $10.8MM and helps avoid arbitration.
The Brewers and Brandon Woodruff have agreed on a contract for the 2023 season and have avoided arbitration.
MLB trade rumors had Brandon Woodruff projected to earn $11.0MM in 2023. Them agreeing to a $10.8MM salary means that neither side will have to go through a hearing to determine Woodruff’s salary for next season.
Right-hander Brandon Woodruff and the Milwaukee Brewers are in agreement on a one-year, $10.8 million contract to avoid arbitration, a source tells ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 13, 2023
Woodruff has been great in the starting rotation since becoming a full time starter in 2019. He finished fifth in Cy Young voting in 2021 and has been elected to two All-Star Games. In 2022 he missed a few starts due to injury, but still put together a phenomenal season consisting of a 3.05 ERA over 27 starts.
After this upcoming season, Woodruff has one year of team control remaining. Unless an extension occurs, this means that after the 2024 season Woodruff will be eligible to become a free agent. At that time, he will be 32 years old.
For now, it is great to have Woodruff locked up in a Brewers uniform while he is in his prime playing years. Hopefully he can put together another great season in 2023 as the Brewers will be looking to get back into the playoffs after missing out last year.