Marwin Gonzalez has landed an astronomical contract…
The 27-year-old Venezuelan professional baseball infielder has agreed to a one-year contract worth $3,725,000 with the Houston Astros, according to multiple reports, avoiding salary arbitration.
The deal includes a 2018 club option worth $5,125,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced.
The deal was first reported by FanRag Sports.
When the sides exchanged proposed salaries last month, Gonzalez asked for a raise from $2 million to $4.2 million and was offered $3.25 million. His 2017 salary is at the midpoint.
Gonzalez, who turns 28 next month, hit .254 last season and set career bests with 13 homers and 51 RBIs. He also played center field, left, second, third and shortstop.
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