Altuve Strikes It Rich

By Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Astros superstar second baseman Jose Altuve agreed to a five-year extension worth $151 million that begins in 2020, has learned. The club has not confirmed the report.

The deal, which would be the richest in club history, begins at the conclusion of the deal he signed in 2013, and locks up one of the most popular players in club history through his age-34 season. Altuve signed a four-year, $12.5 million deal in 2013 that included a $6 million option for 2018 and $6.5 million for 2019.

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