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Craig Counsell touts Christian Yelich's love for Milwaukee; 'Found a place he really likes to play'

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- As Milwaukee Brewers fans wait for word about a reported contract extension for Christian Yelich, his manager is also talking about his All-Star outfielder. 

"Took a trade that was probably to a place that he wasn't sure about at the initial outset of it and made the best of it and found a place that he really likes to play," said Brewers Manager Craig Counsell. 

According to Ken Rosenthal report, Yelich and the Brewers are very close to a seven-year, $200 million-plus extension. 

This comes after the Brewers lost Mike Moustakas and Yasmani Grandal to free agency during the off-season. 

Craig Counsell is not especially surprised that Yelich wants to stay. 

"As a player, I think the place has a lot to offer, I really do, I've always believed that as a player it's a really good place to play. And I don't think we've heard different from players ever," Counsell said. 

Reports say the Brewers and Yelich could reach agreement on the long-term contract as early as Friday, Mar. 6. 

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