Astros comply with 2020 wage with Gurriel

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FILE PHOTO: Oct 21, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10) speaks to the media previous to figuring out someday earlier than the 2019 World Sequence at Minute Maid Park. Obligatory Credit score: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Houston Astros agreed to a $eight.three million wage in 2020 for first baseman Yuli Gurriel, USA At the moment reported Monday.

Gurriel is eligible at no cost company on the finish of the 2020 season. He’s finishing a five-year dedication that will have allowed him to file for arbitration if the 2 sides didn’t attain a deal for the upcoming season’s wage.

Gurriel signed the contract in July of 2016 after defecting from the Cuban nationwide crew.

The 2020 contract accommodates $250,000 in awards bonuses.

The 35-year-old Gurriel established profession bests of 31 homers and 104 RBIs final season. He hit .298 with 40 doubles.

Gurriel has a .293 profession common with 65 homers, 123 doubles and 279 RBIs in 455 video games over components of 4 seasons with the Astros.

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