The Houston Astros so-called slow offseason just gained speed, extending the contract of 3B Alex Bregman through the year 2024.
According to Mark Berman of Houston Fox 26, The Astros‘ front office and Bregman have agreed to a five-year extension worth $100 million that will be tacked on to this season, keeping him in an Astros uniform for six more years.
At only 24-years-old and just three years under his belt, this extension will keep Bregman through 2024, including his three years of arbitration eligibility and first two years as a free agent. Last season could be considered his breakout season, making the All-Star team and coming in fifth in the American League MVP voting.
Bregman had career highs in almost every category slashing .286/.394/.532 knocking in 103 runs while scoring 105. He led the major leagues with 51 doubles and belted 31 home runs on the season.
The extension ironically came just a few days after Bregman voiced his disappointment in his $640,500 contract renewal. “I’m just disappointed and I feel like I outperformed that last year,” Bregman said. “I understand that it’s a business, but I feel like good business would be wanting to make a player who performed at a high level on your team happy and want to feel like he wanted to be kept and feel like they wanted him to play here forever.”
Well, I guess you could say that the Astros have shown their gratitude and made Bregman feel quite a bit more wanted.