Second baseman Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros are in agreement on a five-year, $125 million contract extension, per Jeff Passan of ESPN. Altuve was set to hit free agency after this season but will remain with the team for which he has played since his debut in 2011.
$15M signing bonus
Jose Altuve has been one of the main reasons why the Astros franchise has seen much success over the last seven seasons. Altuve has expressed his interest in staying with the club and did not want to test free agency.
Over his 13 years in the big leagues, Altuve has slashed .307/.364/.471 and amassed 2047 hits, 209 home runs, and a 49.3 WAR. His career has seen a lot of success including two World Series, an MVP award, and eight All-Star selections.
There was without a doubt both sides would get this deal done. Jose Altuve defines what it means to be an Astro and has turned into a franchise legend. At 33 years old, Altuve will almost certainly finish out the rest of his career in H-Town.