The Houston Astros have rewarded his star player and last season MVP Jose Altuve with a very juicy and multi-annual contract extension, according to numerous reports.
Many journalists like John Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, Bob Nightengale from USA Today and MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart have reported that the Astros and Altuve have agreed to a 5-year contract extension for $150 million.
Altuve's current contract goes until 2019, earning $6.5 million per season, meaning that the new deal will begin at the conclusion of the previous one, in 2020. The Venezuelan will earn $30 million in each year of his new contract.
The 27-year old is one of the best players currently in the MLB, winning the American League MVP last year and the conquered the first World Series in Astros' history. He's also a 5-time All-Star.