October 3, 2022

Rodriguez Secures 3 Year Extension With Astros

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The Astros finalized an agreement with Rodriguez in a three year contract extension

Houston fans will be pleased to know that their Astros team will not be without good old Wandy Rodriguez any time soon. He’s staying put thanks to a newly signed three year contract extension. The deal was agreed to on Tuesday allowing him to avoid arbitration. Rodriguez and Hunter Pence were the final two players still unsigned and eligible for arbitration.

“We’re very pleased to get this done,” was the response Ed Wade gave to the deal. Wade is the Astros’ general manager. “Wandy is one of the top left-handed starters in the game. With pending free agency and its uncertainty, it made all the sense in the world for us.”

The fresh contract extension is worth a guaranteed $34 million for Rodriguez over the 2011 thru 2013 seasons. What’s more, there is an option the provides vesting for 2014 bringing the potential total up to $44.5 million.

Rodriguez has earned his keep with some impressive rankings among Major League players. He ranks sixth among left hand pitchers in strikeouts and eighth in wins and innings. He’s tied with other players for fifth in starts and ERA.

Keeping Rodriguez on the roster was an important one for the Astros. Securing his spot on the team means they have no less than four starting pitchers locked up for at least the next two seasons.