After helping the Houston Astros capture their first title in franchise history, Jose Altuve hits a home run with his extension.
After winning the AL MVP and pennant in the same year, Houston Astros Jose Altuve signed his 5 year $150 million extension on 3.16. Arguably top two and he’s not not two in the franchise history, Altuve solidified himself as one of MLB top players in today’s generation.
The five-time All-Star second baseman had his finest season in 2017, hitting an MLB-best .346 with 24 home runs and 32 stolen bases in 153 games en route to his first Most Valuable Player Award. In the process, he was a driving force as the Astros won their first World Series title.
The deal, which would be the richest in club history, begins at the conclusion of the deal he signed in 2013, and locks up one of the most popular players in club history through his age-34 season.
Altuve signed a four-year, $12.5 million deal in 2013 that included a $6 million option for 2018 and $6.5 million for 2019. Did he take a pay cut? Maybe, but one thing is for certain, Altuve is an Astros moving forward and the Astros have enough money for more acquisitions, and signings!