AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal

Tue Mar 19 11:54pm ET
By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

Players: Alex Bregman

Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hits a home run in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in West Palm Beach Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)


Houston Astros' Alex Bregman (2) high-fives third base coach Gary Pettis (8) as he rounds third base after hitting a home run in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in West Palm Beach Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)


Miami Marlins' Harold Ramirez (81) watches Houston Astros' Alex Bregman's home run ball in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game Thursday, March 14, 2019, in West Palm Beach Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)


HOUSTON (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the situation says Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $100 million, six-year deal that keeps the All-Star third baseman under contract with the team through 2024.

The agreement includes this season, buys out three years of arbitration eligibility (2020-22) and pushes back his opportunity to become a free agent by two years. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details had not been released by the team. The agreement was first reported by KRIV-FOX 26.

The 24-year-old Bregman made his first All-Star team last season and was selected MVP of the game after hitting a home run to help the American League win. He set career highs with a .286 batting average, 31 homers, 103 RBIs and a major league-leading 51 doubles.