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Jose Altuve contract details: Star second baseman becomes ‘Astro for life’ with five-year extension

Jose Altuve will be staying in Houston for a while longer.

The Astros locked up their franchise second baseman to a five-year extension Tuesday. The contract, valued at $125 million, reaffirms Altuve’s status as not only one of MLB’s most skilled players at his position but also one of its wealthiest.

The 33-year-old put together another impressive campaign in 2023, posting .311/.393/.522 splits in 90 games for the AL West-winning Astros. Altuve found success even in an injury-riddled campaign, one that started with a broken thumb during the preseason World Baseball Classic.

Altuve has been a model of consistency since arriving in the Bayou City back in 2011. His new deal, which nets him $25 million in average annual value (AAV), reflects that.

Altuve’s contract — which will run until he’s 38 — is heavily front-loaded, with Altuve set to receive $30 million per year during the first three seasons of the deal and just $10 million over the final two years, per The Athletic’s Chandler Rome. The contract also includes a $15 million signing bonus.

The Astros announced the extension with a post proclaiming Altuve an “Astro for Life.” 

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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