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.
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