The Milwaukee Brewers have signed catcher Jonathan Lucroy to a five-year contract extension that runs through 2016.
The deal is reportedly worth about $11 million and includes a club option for 2017.
"We are pleased that Jonathan has agreed to this extension," general manager Doug Melvin said in a statement. "His work ethic and continued development and growth at the major league level made us feel good about engaging into this extension. Catching is such an important position to a team's success, and Jonathan has grasped the challenges. We project him to improve and become one of the better catchers in the league."
The 25-year-old Lucroy played 136 games for Milwaukee last season and hit .265 with 12 home runs and 59 runs batted in.