All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman has agreed to a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Houston Astros, a supply confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
With Bregman not eligible totally free company till after the 2022 season, the deal, which kicks on this season, buys out his first two years of free company in addition to his arbitration years.
Alex Bregman AL Ranks in 2018
XBH832ndOBP.3944thRBI103T-5thTB316T-Fifth>>Completed Fifth in AL MVP voting
Bregman, 24, is coming off an All-Star season wherein he completed fifth in MVP voting after posting a .926 OPS to go along with 31 house runs, 103 RBIs and 10 steals.
The second general choose within the 2015 novice draft out of LSU is getting into simply his fourth season, and the start of his Astros profession already ranks among the many greatest in membership historical past.
Carlos Correa and Corridor of Famer Jeff Bagwell are the one two Astros place gamers who produced extra Wins Above Alternative of their first three seasons than Bregman.
Bregman was restricted early this spring after having arthroscopic surgical procedure on his proper elbow in January. The deal means the Astros have Bregman and star second baseman Jose Altuve locked up by 2024.
The 28-year-old Altuve, who had offseason knee surgical procedure, is a six-time All-Star and the 2017 AL MVP. His $163.5 million, seven-year contract contains annual salaries of $26.2 million from 2020-24.
The Bregman deal was first reported by Fox 26 in Houston.
Info from The Related Press was used on this report.