MLB Rumors: Astros Agree Double Deal, Bregman's $100 Million Extension Included

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Third baseman Alex Bregman has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension to remain with the Astros, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26. The benefit for Bregman is locking up financial security at a time when the team only had to pay him around $600,000 for the upcoming season.

With Bregman not eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season, the deal, which kicks in this season, buys out his first two years of free agency as well as his arbitration years.

Apparently, pro baseball star Alex Bregman was in the mood to sign contracts yesterday. He hit four home runs and drove in 10 runs in 18 games that postseason.

The Astros drafted Bregman with the second overall pick in 2015.

His combined numbers for the 2018 season included a league-leading 77 appearances and a 2.54 ERA with 101 strikeouts in 71 innings.

Lost in the shuffle of yesterday's historic contract extension between the Los Angeles Angels and superstar outfielder Mike Trout, was another All-Star position player who has foregone their impending free agency in favor of a long-term contract extension.

The deal is the second-largest in Astros franchise history, trailing only Jose Altuve's five-year, $151 million extension signed last year. By fWAR, Bregman was better than Arenado in 2018.

The 24-year-old Bregman made his first All-Star team last season and was selected MVP of the game after hitting a home run to help the American League win.

It remains to be seen how profound of an impact these headline-worthy contract extensions will have on future free agent markets.

Bregman made his Major League Baseball debut in 2016 and helped the Astros win the World Series one season later. While the city of Houston was still celebrating the win, Bregman promised "a lot of these".