September 28, 2022
Astros to make Yordan Alvarez contract extension official Monday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Astros will make Yordan Alvarez’s six-year, $115 million contract extension official prior to Monday’s game against the Mariners at Minute Maid Park, people with knowledge of the plans said on Sunday.

Alvarez’s contract is the second-largest of Jim Crane’s ownership tenure, trailing only Jose Altuve’s five-year, $151 million pact prior to the 2018 season. The deal kicks in next year and will keep Alvarez in Houston through the 2028 season. 

The team approached both Alvarez and Kyle Tucker about a long-term extensions shortly after the regular season began. Negotiations with Tucker fell apart last month, but he did not rule out resuming them at some point this season. 

Tucker is scheduled to become arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. He is under team control through 2025 and is scheduled to hit free-agency during 2026. So was Alvarez before the Astros locked him up.

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