Jose Altuve guaranteed $12.5 million by Astros
Jose Altuve is guaranteed $12.5 million under his new four-year
contract with the Houston Astros.
After making $505,700 this season under a one-year contract,
Altuve will receive a $750,000 signing bonus, payable within 60
days, and salaries of $1.25 million next year, $2.5 million in
2015, $3.5 million in 2016 and $4.5 million in 2017. The Astros
have options at $6 million in 2018 and $6.5 million in 2019.
The 23-year-old Altuve, an All-Star last year, is hitting .280
with 15 doubles, three homers, 28 RBIs and 21 steals this
He would have been eligible for salary arbitration after the
2014 season. If the options aren’t exercised, he is on track to
become a free agent after the 2017 season.