José Altuve, signs five-year extension to become 'Astro for life'

The most limited man within the major associations is getting a contract expansion that gives a false representation of his size. The Houston Astros reported Tuesday that they have given moment baseman and leadoff man Jose Altuve a five-year, $125 million ensure that expands through 2029.

The bargain, which incorporates a $15 million marking reward, starts after the current season and pays Altuve $30 million yearly from 2025-27 and $10 million yearly in 2028 and 2029. He will make $26 million through 2024 beneath a past contract that lapses after this season.

This is the third expansion for Altuve, who has went through his whole career with the Astros. Altuve, who turns 34 in May, has driven the American Association in hits four times, batted in three times and stolen bases twice.

HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve, one of the most prolific and popular players in Astros history and a cornerstone of a pair of World Series championship teams, will likely finish his career in Houston.

The star second baseman agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Astros on Tuesday, his third extension with Houston. The deal begins in 2025 and takes Altuve through his age-39 season. The deal is worth $125 million, including $30 million per season from 2025-27, a source told's Mark Finsand. The club did not confirm the terms of the deal.

"It's big," Astros owner Jim Crane told from the owners' meeting in Orlando. "Altuve was here when I got here in 2011. We're the only two guys that have been here this long. Not only has he performed well, hopefully retiring him here is a big deal for the franchise, and I think it's a big deal for him and A big deal for the fans, more important."

The Astros marked Altuve to a four-year, $12.5 million expansion in 2013, taken after by a five-year, $151 million contract in Walk 2018. Altuve, common chief Dana Brown, supervisor Joe Espada and Altuve's operator, Scott Boras, will examine.

The assention was made at a news conference Wednesday morning at Diminutive Servant Park. Altuve is one of four key Astros players confronting free organization over the another two a long time. That list incorporates third baseman Alex Bregman, who is set to ended up a free specialist after this season.

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