The Cincinnati Reds have signed catcher Tucker Barnhart to a four-year extension worth 16 million that could reach as high as $24.5 million with escalations reports John Heyman of FanRag Sports.

He has an option for a fifth year worth $7.5 million with a $500,000 buyout. 

So far in 2017, Barnhart has six home runs and 42 RBI to go along with a slash line of .272/.349/.399.

It's been a breakout season for Barnhart, never before batting above .257 in parts of three seasons in Cincinnati.

The 26-year-old was drafted in the 10th round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of Brownsburg High School in Indiana.