Astros and All-Star 2B Jose Altuve Agree to 5-Year, $125 Million Extension

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve in 2017
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve in 2017. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9052984x)

All-Star second-baseman Jose Altuve will be “an Astro for life”. The Houston Astros announced on Tuesday that Altuve signed a new extension with the franchise, which ties him to the organization through the 2029 MLB season.

The Astros didn’t reveal the financial terms of the agreement, but reports indicate that Altuve will earn $125 million with the new extension. The 33-year-old player will receive $26 million in 2024, the last year of his old contract.

“He’s a franchise-type player; one of the best in Houston history,” said owner Jim Crane of Altuve. “And we hope someday he’s a Hall of Famer.”

Jose Altuve signed a contract with the Houston Astros as a 16-year-old after attending the team’s tryout camp in Maracay, Venezuela, in 2007. Altuve moved to the United States in 2008 and played three years in the minors before making his MLB debut in 2011.

Since then, Altuve established himself as one of the best players in the history of the franchise. He made eight All-Star appearances, won an AL MVP in 2017, and has six Silver Slugger awards to his name. Altuve also helped the Astros win two World Series.

Altuve was limited to 90 games in 2023 after dealing with a broken thumb. He finished the campaign with a 311 batting average, 15 homers, 51 RBIs, and 14 stolen bases.