Jose Altuve, the Houston Astro’s star second baseman, will be an Astro for life, general manager Dana Brown announced Tuesday.
The Houston Astros and Altuve agreed to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday evening. The contract will cover the 2025 to 2029 seasons. Altuve will be 39 years old by the end of his contract extension.
Altuve entered the 2024 season in the final year of a seven-year contract extension that he signed on March 19, 2018, according to the Houston Astros.
“In Altuve’s first 12 seasons, he established himself as a future Hall of Fame candidate and as one of the top three players in franchise history, along with Hall of Famers Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio,” the team said in a press release Tuesday.
MLB reported the contract deal is worth $125 million, including $30 million each season from 2025 until 2027.
Altuve, general manager Dana Brown, manager Joe Espada and agent Scott Boras are planning to discuss the details of the contract extension at a press conference 10 a.m. Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.
Altuve hit .311 with 15 homers, 51 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in the 90 games played last year. He didn’t make his season debut until May last year after he sustained a broke his left thumb when hit by a pitch from Daniel Bard while playing for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, according to AP.
“Additionally, Altuve has been the central figure in the most successful era in Astros history, which includes eight postseason appearances, a record seven consecutive appearances in the ALCS, four American League Pennants and two World Series titles,” according to the Houston Astros.
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