Astros News: Team hoping to extend George Springer

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After he made his MLB debut in the spring of 2014, Houston Astros‘ outfielder Geroge Springer has played an essential role in the team’s success. With a career batting average of .270 and 160 home runs, Springer became a three-time All-Star and was named the World Series MVP during the Astros championship title in 2017.

Now with one-year left on his current contract, Houston is hoping to keep their All-Star outfielder beyond the 2020 season. According to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle, Astros’ general manager, James Click, said his goal is to sign Springer to a long term deal — slated to become a free agent for the first time this winter.

In 2018, the Astros avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $24 million contract. Springer, 31, notched his best year during the 2019 season, as the slugger posted .292/.383/.591 slash line, to go along with 39 home runs in 122 games.

As of now, Springer is currently third on the MLBTR’s Free Agent Power Rankings, trailing only Mookie Betts and J.T. Realmuto.

(Photo Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

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