Found May 18, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Jose Altuve
TEAMS: Houston Astros
Over the past two years, the Houston Astros have been in the business of trading away veteran players in hope of building a future contender for years to come. Jose Altuve is one of the few remaining experienced players on the roster, but Houston isn’t interested in trading him. Instead, general manager Jeff Luhnow told Brian T. Smith of The Houston Chronicle that the Astros are open to discussing a long-term contract extension with Altuve. Asked about possible contract extension for Jose Altuve, #Astros' Luhnow said club will consider all options for players "we feel can ... — Brian T. Smith (@ChronAstros) May 17, 2013 ... be around for a while and Altuve could be one of them. We'll consider any opportunity to keep him here over the long haul." — Brian T. Smith (@ChronAstros) May 17, 2013 Luhnow said the team is open to discussion extensions with any players they believe will be around for years to come. Altuve is one of those players, and he said the team will “consider any opportunity to keep him here over the long haul.” There’s no rush for the Astros, as Altuve won’t be arbitration eligible for 2015, and he won’t hit the free agent market until after the 2017 campaign. He’s only 23 years old, but he’s already spent parts of three seasons in the majors. So far this season, Altuve has hit .333/.371/.444 with nine doubles, one triple and two home runs over 167 plate appearances. He owns a career batting line of .294/.336/.397. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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