Jose Altuve is likely one of the all-time nice Houston Astros, and now he appears destined to play his whole profession with the franchise. The Astros introduced on Tuesday that they’ve signed the second basemen to a five-year contract extension that will pay him $125 million, in response to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Altuve was set to grow to be a free agent after this season.
The 33-year-old Altuve made his debut with the Astros in the course of the 2011 season once they had been one of many worst groups in baseball and going via a large rebuild. His arrival was one of many first turning factors within the franchise, and within the 13 years since, he has helped flip the Astros into one among baseball’s finest groups.
They’ve appeared in seven consecutive American League Championship Sequence, reaching the World Sequence 4 instances. They received it in the course of the 2017 and 2022 seasons.
Altuve has been one of many driving forces behind that run. Throughout his profession, he has already received three American League batting titles (2014, 2016 and 2017) and an AL MVP (2017). He has additionally maintained a .307 batting common for his profession and an .834 OPS. Even in his age-33 season, he nonetheless hit close to an All-Star degree with a .311 common and a .915 OPS which was the fourth-highest mark of his profession.
Altuve might nonetheless have a number of extra top-level seasons forward of him. Now we all know they’re going to occur in Houston.