Hart signs three-year extenstion with Brewers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Outfielder Corey Hart agreed to a three-year, $26.5 million contract extension with the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, just days after his name had figured prominently in trade rumors.

Hart's deal includes a $1 million signing bonus and will see him earn $6.5 million in 2011, $9 million in 2012 and $10 million in 2013, according to report on Major League Baseball's official website MLB.com.

"I told them all along I wanted to be here (in Milwaukee), because my family likes it there and it's a comfort level," Hart told MLB.com. "Not having to worry about that now, I can take a deep breath and go out there and relax."

Hart has spent his entire seven-year major league career in a Brewers uniform hitting 90 home runs and 332 RBI.

(Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto, Editing by Pritha Sarkar)