Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. has agreed to a five-year, $85 million extension with the team, according to multiple reports.
The contract will start with the 2022 season. McCullers is making $6.5 million this season.
The 27-year-old McCullers is 32-25 with a 3.70 ERA in 94 career appearances (91 starts) since reaching the majors with Houston in 2015.
He was an All-Star in 2017 when he went 7-4 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 starts. McCullers won a career-best 10 games in 2018 but injured his elbow in August before returning to pitch in the postseason.
He underwent Tommy John surgery following the campaign and missed the entire 2019 season.
Last season, McCullers went 3-3 with a 3.93 ERA in 11 starts.
He is the son of former right-handed reliever Lance McCullers, who went 28-31 with 39 saves in 306 career appearances (nine starts) with the San Diego Padres (1985-88), New York Yankees (1989-90), Detroit Tigers (1990) and Texas Rangers (1992).
–Field Level Media