According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, top prospect George Springer rejected a seven-year, $23 million contract offer from the Astros back in September, and it’s unclear if there were any further negotiations after that.
A seven-year contract would have bought out Springer’s three pre-arbitration years and all three arbitration years in addition to one free agent season.
Springer hit .303/.411/.600 with 37 home runs and 45 stolen bases at Double-A and Triple-A last season but he’s only gone 5-for-31 (.161) with no homers and four steals in spring training.
Sorry Astros, once again it’s not looking like a very promising season for Houston.
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