Houston Astros' Jose Altuve rounds third on his way home, scoring on a Yuli Gurriel single in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)HOUSTON – First baseman Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2022 that guarantees $7 million, a cut of nearly 20% from his 2020 deal.
Gurriel’s 2020 contract called for an $8.3 million salary and wound up being worth $3,074,074 prorated.
He also would get $50,000 for becoming an All-Star, $50,000 for League Championship Series MVP, $100,000 for Word Series MVP, $200,000 for league MVP, $100,000 for second and $50,000 for third.
Gurriel would have been eligible for free agency under a provision in his 2020 contract, even though he does not have the six years of major league service usually required.