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Jose Altuve Signs Five-Year $125 Million Extension with Houston Astros

Jose Altuve has been with the Astros since the start of his MLB career, and he’s planning to spend the rest of it in Houston. The second baseman signed a five-year extension with the Houston Astros worth $125 million, set to keep him in Houston until 2029. The eight-time All-Star was eligible to test free agency after the 2024 season, which marked the final year of his seven-year, $163.5-million deal from 2018. Altuve didn’t want to go down this road and agreed to stay in Houston, signing a five-year extension with the team, set to keep him with the Astros for the rest of his career. Altuve’s new contract pays $30 million from 2025-27, but it goes down to $25 million and then $10 million during his final two seasons in 2028 and 2029. The deal also comes with a $15 million signing bonus. The Astros general manager Dana Brown called Altuve “a special human being” and said that re-signing him was a no-brainer for the team. “Jose Altuve is the heartbeat of his organization. He’s a franchise player. He’s on pace to be in the Hall of Fame. He’s a fan favorite and without a doubt, he’s a spark to our clubhouse, to our dugout, and he’s a Houston Astro for life,” said Brown in a statement.