On the same day Mike Trout signed a record-breaking contract extension, All-Star third baseman Alex Bregman has agreed to a big-money deal of his own.
The Houston Astros have reached an agreement with Bregman on a six-year, $100 million deal, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke only on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, Bregman quickly rose to the majors and became an important contributor to the Astros as they won the 2017 World Series.
Then last season, he became a full-fledged star. Bregman, 24, was named to his first All-Star team and hit the go-ahead home run in extra innings to win MVP honors in the American League’s 8-6 victory at Nationals Park.
He finished the season with a career-high 31 home runs, 103 RBI, a league-leading 51 doubles and finished fifth in the AL MVP voting.
Just a week ago, Bregman admitted he was “disappointed” when the Astros renewed his contract and gave him a $41,500 raise for his 2018 salary of $640,500.
Not only did Bregman get a substantial raise on Tuesday with his new contract, he also announced a new endorsement contract with Adidas earlier in the day.
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