With the harsh penalties handed down by Major League Baseball on Monday still on the minds of every sports fan, outfielder George Springer and the Houston Astros have settled on a deal for 2020 at $21 million plus an awards package, MLB Network Insider Mark Feinsand reported on Thursday.
According to Feinsand, Springer and the Astros had exchanged salary figures Of $22.5 million and $17.5 million. Springer’s settlement of $21 million was $1 million above the $20 million midpoint.
The Astros are in the midst of one of baseball’s biggest scandals. On Tuesday, they fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow after Major League Baseball suspensed both for the entire 2020 season as an outcome of the league’s investigation on the allegations of sign stealing done by the club in 2017.
In 2019, Springer batted .292 with 140 hits, 39 home runs and 96 RBIs as the Astros went on to fall to the Washington Nationals in the World Series. For his major-league career, Springer is a .270 hitter with 782 hits, 160 home runs and 426 RBIs.
For his career in the postseason, Springer is batting .271 with 55 hits, 15 home runs and 28 RBIs.
The Astros drafted Springer 11th overall in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft.