Jose Altuve, $125 Million Contract Extension with Houston

Little Giant’ Altuve Signs 5-Years, $125 Million Contract Extension with Houston

Jose Altuve (33), the ‘little giant’ of the American Major League Baseball (MLB) Houston Astros, remains a ‘one-club man’.

MLB.com, citing sources, reported on the 7th (Korean time) that Houston signed a five-year contract extension with starting second baseman Altuve.

The specific details of the contract were not disclosed. 토토사이트

However, MLB.com reported, “The total amount is $125 million (approximately 165.5 billion won) and appears to include a contract fee of $15 million.”

With this contract, Altuve will play in Houston until 2029.

Altuve is a franchise star who debuted in Houston in 2011.

He played in Houston for 13 seasons, appearing in 1,668 games and recording a batting average of .307,

209 home runs, 747 RBI, and 293 stolen bases.

His career OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) amounts to 0.835.

Despite his short height (167 cm), Altuve was the center of the team by performing best in attack and defense.

He received the American League (AL) Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in 2017,

and won the Silver Slugger Award six times,

given to the player who showed the best offensive ability for each position.

Houston advanced to the postseason eight times during this period and lifted the World Series championship trophy twice.

Altuve continued his relationship with Houston through ‘extension contracts’ each time.

He signed a 4+2 year contract with a guaranteed amount of $12.5 million ahead of the 2014 season, and in March 2018,

the number of years of the contract was extended to a 5-year total of $151 million.

This contract expires after the end of the 2024 season.

Houston sought an extension with Jose Altuve again ahead of his contract expiration and reached an agreement.

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