Astros, 2B Altuve agree to extension

The Houston Astros and second baseman Jose Altuve have agreed on a four-year, $12.5 million extension with two club options at $6 million and $6.5 million, the team announced Saturday.

The Houston Astros and second baseman Jose Altuve have agreed on a four-year, $12.5 million extension with two club options at $6 million and $6.5 million, the team announced Saturday.

The deal, first reported by Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart, runs from 2014 to 2017; the options years are 2018 and 2019.

Altuve, 23, will receive a $750,000 bonus from the Astros this season.

Altuve made his major league debut in July 2011 and was named to the All-Star team in 2012.

Going into Saturday's action, Altuve leads all major league second basemen in stolen bases (21) and double plays turned (74) and is hitting .280 with 15 doubles, a triple, three home runs, 98 hits and 28 RBI.

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