Houston Astros’ star second baseman, Jose Altuve, has committed his future to the team by agreeing to a five-year contract extension. This news comes as a relief to Astros fans who have seen Altuve play a pivotal role in the team’s recent success, including winning two World Series championships.
The extension guarantees that Altuve will likely retire as an Astros player, cementing his legacy with the franchise. This move follows the team’s decision to secure the futures of three other key players by signing them to long-term deals.
Under the terms of the extension, Altuve will earn a staggering $26 million this season alone. If he plays out the entire contract, he will spend a remarkable 19 seasons with the Astros. This is a testament to the Astros’ commitment to keeping one of their most beloved players on the roster.
Throughout his career, Altuve has been a dominant force on the field. He holds several franchise records, including career batting average, hits, doubles, runs, and stolen bases. His impact on the team is undeniable, having played a crucial role in the Astros’ most successful era. This era includes an impressive eight postseason appearances and four American League pennants.
Altuve’s list of accomplishments and accolades is equally remarkable. He has been selected to the All-Star team eight times, won six Silver Slugger Awards, clinched three batting titles, and even earned a Gold Glove. Furthermore, in 2017, Altuve was crowned the American League MVP.
With Altuve’s extension, the Astros have secured not only a talented player but also a legendary figure in their franchise’s history. Astros fans can look forward to seeing Altuve continue to contribute his incredible skills to the team’s ongoing success.