The 31-year-old is coming off a career season in 2019, as he hit .298 with 31 home runs and 104 RBIs, adding to the punch that the Astros' lineup presents, along with George Springer, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez......how did this team not win the World Series again?
Gurriel joined the Astros prior to the 2016 season after defecting from Cuba, signing a five-year contract that was worth $47.5 million in July of that year. He was set to make $8 million for the 2020 campaign before this new contract was announced, which will allow him to become eligible for salary arbitration. He has been clutch for the Astros when it matters most as well, hitting .310 with a home run and five RBIs in the World Series last October. He is now getting rewarded for his increase in production over the last few years, which could lead to even more production in the near future.