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Gurriel Re-signs with Astros

Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel takes batting practice before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Yuli Gurriel takes batting practice before Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)(WIBW)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 4:59 PM EDT
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-HOUSTON (AP) - 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 contract.

The deal was announced hours before the defending AL champions started their first-round playoff matchup against at Minnesota, an odd time to announce a contract for a future season.

Gurriel’s 2020 contract called for an $8.3 million salary and wound up being worth $3,074,074 prorated. His new deal includes a $6.5 million salary for 2021 and an $8 million club option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout.

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