<
>

MLB Rumor Central: Jonathan Villar not interested in extension?

Jonathan Villar broke out for the Brewers in 2016, leading the majors with 62 stolen bases. AP Photo/Benny Sieu

Coming off a breakout 2016 season for the Milwaukee Brewers, Jonathan Villar doesn't appear to be interested in an extension just yet.

Rumor CentralThe Brewers approached the 25-year-old with an extension offer in the $20 million range, but he passed on it, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports notes in his latest column.

Villar isn't eligible for arbitration until 2018, so it isn't a big surprise if he isn't looking to secure an extension at this time. The infielder -- who will be moving to second base after primarily splitting time at shortstop and third base last season -- hit .285 with 19 homers, 63 RBIs and a league-leading 62 stolen bases in 2016.

- Kyle Brasseur