Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Altuve Signed to Contract Extention with Astros!

Exciting news out of Houston today.  Former Greeneville Astro Jose Altuve has signed a long term contract extension according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  Details are not know yet but McTaggart states:

The Astros are likely buying out Altuve’s arbitration years by signing him to the deal. He was scheduled to be arbitration eligible next year and a free agent following the 2016 season.

Altuve is a fan favorite among G-Stros and Astros fans.  Here's hoping this is the continuation of a good relationship.  While this news excites me in hopes that Altuve will remain with the Astros, the realist in me also is aware that a deal like this also makes Altuve more attractive to the trade market because he is now young and cost controlled for a period of time. 

Altuve becomes the first former G-Stro to sign a long term deal with any team.

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