Aug 1, 2010, 3:43 PM EDT
The Astros agreed to a multi-year contract extension with right-hander Brett Myers on Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon full details of the new deal were revealed. Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle has the breakdown of years and money.
Myers, 29, was a steal for the Astros this winter and has been one of the few bright spots in a season full of downers. Through 21 starts he has posted a 3.10 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and an 8-6 record on a bad Houston team. He has also fanned 113 batters in 145 innings while holding opposing right-handers to a .250/.302/.337 batting line.
This new deal will pay him $7 million in 2011 and $11 million in 2012. He also has a $10 million option for 2013 with a $3 million buyout.
If Myers continues to pitch like he has this season — which isn’t entirely unfeasible in the lowly NL Central — it should come in as a solid extension for both sides. The Astros have a long road back to contention, but they seem to be rebuilding in the right way. Now if only they could draft well.
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