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Astros, Jose Altuve Agree To Record-Setting Extension

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Gear up Houston, Jose Altuve is set to remain an Astro for at least seven more years.

On Friday, the Astros and the reigning American League MVP agreed on a five-year, $151 million extension due to begin following the 2019 season, per several reports.

The contract surpasses Carlos Lee’s six-year, $100 million deal in 2006 as the richest deal in franchise history.

Altuve signed a four-year, $12.5 million deal with Houston in 2013 which included options for 2018 ($6M) and 2019 ($6.5M).

This February, the second baseman let it be known that he wants to remain in Houston.

“I want to stay here,” said Altuve, per the Houston Chronicle. “If we talk about the city in Houston, I love the city. If we talk about the fans, I love the fans.”

Altuve, 27, becomes the sixth Major League player to average at least $30 million annually in a contract, and second position player (Miguel Cabrera).

The 5’6” superstar has led the AL in hits each year since 2014, averaging 211 in those campaigns while hitting .334 overall to go along with three AL batting titles.

This past season, the four-time All-Star set career-highs with 112 runs scored and slash marks of .346/.410/.547 en route to his first MVP award, while also hitting 24 homers and driving in 81 runs. During the playoffs, he hit .310 with seven homers and 14 RBIs, despite going just 6 for 31 (.194) in the World Series.

Altuve’s resume speaks for itself after just seven years in the majors, as 2017 was an especially unique year for Altuve as far as the hardware goes. In addition to his MVP, he was named a Silver Slugger, Hank Aaron Award winner, AP Male Athlete of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, AL Most Outstanding Player, and MLB Athlete of the Year.

The sky’s the limit for Altuve. Despite his small stature, he plays bigger than anyone in the game, and the results have showed.

Overall during his seven-year career (since July 2011), Altuve’s a .316/362/.453 hitter with 1,250 hits, 243 doubles, 84 homers, and 403 RBIs, while failing to appear in less than 147 games each year since 2012.

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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