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Astros sign George Springer to 2-year deal

George Springer reacts as he hits a solo home run during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston.
George Springer reacts as he hits a solo home run during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (Getty Images)

HOUSTON – The Houston Astros have locked in World Series MVP George Springer for two years, according to the team.

Springer signed a two-year deal to avoid arbitration that will pay him $12 million per season.

The 28-year-old outfielder is coming off an All-Star season and earned a Silver Slugger award. 

In his four-year career, Springer has a slash line of .266/.359/.468 with 99 home runs in 482 games.

He batted .379 with five home runs and 7 runs batted in to win MVP and lead Houston to its first-ever World Series title.

Springer recently married Charlise Castro.

Pitchers and catchers report to Astros Spring Training on Feb. 14. The first full squad workout is Feb. 19.