Astros, Alex Bregman Agree to 6-Year Contract Extension

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9719808bw)

The Houston Astros’ star third baseman is going to stay in an Astros uniform for the next six seasons.

Alex Bregman agreed to a six-year, $100 million deal with the reigning AL West champions on Tuesday. The new contract will keep him in Houston through the 2024 season.

Bregman has spent his entire career with the Astros, making his debut in July 2016 after the team drafted him in 2015 with the second overall pick in the MLB Draft.

The third-sacker has established himself as one of the best young players in the league. He had the best season of his young career in 2018, finishing with an impressive .926 OPS, 31 home runs, and 103 RBIs. He serves as one of the anchors of Houston’s potent offense.

In only 361 career games, Bregman has already totaled 58 home runs with a .366 on-base percentage.

Until signing his new contract, Bregman only would have been under contract with Houston through 2022.

Despite undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery in the offseason, Bregman returned to Spring Training action earlier this month and is expected to be ready when the Astros open their season on March 28 against the Tampa Bay Rays.