hitter Jordan Alvarez The Houston Astros have agreed to a six-year, $115 million contract extension, sources Jeff Bassan of ESPN reported. Sources said the deal will start next season and you will get three years of free-agent years for Alvarez.
It represents the largest contract ever for a player whose base position is a hitter and is guaranteed $26 million annually in free agent seasons, according to sources. The deal is the fifth biggest for a player who has yet to reach arbitration, behind him Fernando Tates Jr.. 14-year contract, valued at $340 million, Franco’s walk11 years, $182 million extension, Buster Busyfor eight years, valued at $159 million and Mike TroutSix-year agreement valued at $144.5 million.
Alvarez, the 2019 Rookie of the Year award, had just two games in 2020 as he underwent surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, along with arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.
After a regular season in 2021 in which he had his career best of 33 home runs and 104 RBIs, Alvarez, 24, followed that up with a stellar postseason. He was named ALCS MVP after he went to 12-for-23, including a 4-vs-4 performance in the Game 6 decider series that sent the Astros past the Boston Red Sox and into the World Championships.
This past season, Alvarez’s contract was renewed by Houston, raising his salary from $609,000 to $764,600. The deal was negotiated by Dan Lozano of MVP Sports Group.
Alvarez, who plays as a Houston designated hitter and plays on the left field, on Friday entered third in the Grand Slam with 14 homes and led in 31 runs.
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