Astros sign Yordan Alvarez to six-year, $115-million extension

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(SportsRadio 610) - The Houston Astros and slugger Yordan Alvarez are in agreement on a six-year, $115 million contract extension, multiple media outlets reported Friday afternoon.

The contract kicks in next season and buys out his three arbitration eligible years. Alvarez, 24, was set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2026. He is making $764,600 with the Astros this season.

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This is the fourth-largest deal ever for a player yet to reach arbitration, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Alvarez was the unanimous American League Rookie of the Year when he debuted in 2019, posting a 1.067 OPS over 87 games. He slashed .313/.412/.655 that year.

Alvarez missed nearly the entire 2020 season to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery. Then he returned healthy in 2021 with 33 home runs and 104 RBI.

Through 45 games this season, Alvarez is tied for the third-most home runs in baseball (14), which leads the team. His OPS is .941 and he's slashing .272/.367/.574.

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