Astros Reach $21M Deal With George Springer For 2020

Brandon Scott
January 16, 2020 - 2:17 pm

George Springer and the Astros reached a one-year, $21 million deal for 2020, avoiding arbitration, multiple outlets are reporting.

The outfielder's deal makes Springer the fifth-highest arbitration salary in history, according to MLB.com.

Springer and the Astros ultimately agreed on a salary about $1 million over the midpoint of their negotiations.

The two sides reportedly exchanged figures of $22.5 million and $17.5 million, respectively.

Springer was the 2017 World Series MVP, a title that has been called into question since the revelation of an electronic sign-stealing scandal. 

The fallout has resulted in the ouster of three Major League Baseball managers, including A.J. Hinch. 

Springer is a foundational player for the Astros.

MLB.com's Richard Justice was on with Payne & Pendergast earlier in the week suggesting one of the best ways for the Astros to move on from the scandal is by committing to Springer long term. 

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