The Astros lock up their third baseman for years to come
Report: Bregman gets new deal through 2024
Just days after Astros third baseman Alex Bregman complained about his money for 2019 and just hours after he signed with Adidas he has almost $100 million reasons to no longer be upset.
MLB sources: The #Astros have reached an agreement on a six-year/$100 million contract with All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman that includes this season. Deal covers this year & the 3 years he'd be eligible for arbitration plus the first two years Alex can become a free agent.
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 20, 2019
The deal will make Bregman a member of the Astros through the 2024 season, same as Jose Altuve. He will be 30 when the deal expires. It is the second largest contract in club history trailing on Jose Altuve's extension and tying Carlos Lee's free agent contract.
Bregman led the league in doubles in 2018 and was an All-Star while finishing fifth in the MVP value. He led the Astros in hits, runs, home run, RBI, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage in 2018.
His extension follows a new deal for Astros reliever Ryan Pressly earlier on Tuesday which was the largest extension ever for a non-closer reliever.
Source confirms: #Astros in agreement with reliever Ryan Pressly on a two-year, $17.5M extension. First reported: @Chandler_Rome.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 20, 2019
With Bregman's extension the starting infield is in place through next season before Yuli Gurriel's contract expires. Carlos Correa is eligible for free agency in 2022.