Astros, Jose Altuve agree to 5-year extension worth $125 million



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Jose Altuve is an Astro for life.

The face of Houston’s franchise agreed to a five-year extension on Tuesday that will carry him through his age-39 season, the team announced.  The deal almost ensures he will never play elsewhere — a desire Altuve has always stated.

Altuve’s contract will pay him $30 million in 2025, 2026 and 2027 before dropping to $10 million in 2028 and 2029, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Athletic. The contract contains a $15 million signing bonus, too, making its total value $125 million.

Altuve is believed to be the first second baseman in major-league history to secure $300 million in guaranteed money.

This will be updated.

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