Houston, Javier contract extended for 5 years, $64 million
American Major League (MLB) Houston Astros will accompany Christian Javier (26) for another five years.
Houston signed an extension contract with right-handed pitcher Javier on the 13th (Korean time). According to local media such as ESPN in the US, the condition is 5 years and 64 million dollars (approximately 81.3 billion won).
Houston General Manager Dana Brown said, “We are delighted to sign a multi-year contract with Javier, an outstanding pitcher. Javier is a key resource in our team’s starting lineup,” he said. “He was the perfect extension of the contract. It is a contract that contains our vision to maintain strong power not only in the present but also in the future.”
Javier made his big league debut in 2020 with Houston. After joining the starting lineup in his first season, he contributed to the middle pitching team the following year. Last year, he started as a relief pitcher and rotated the starting rotation from the end of April. During his three career seasons, he recorded 20 wins, 12 losses, 6 holds, 2 saves and an earned run average of 3.05 in 304⅓ innings in 78 games (44 starts). 스포츠토토
In particular, he gave the team an unforgettable gift last season. It is the World Series (WS) championship. Javier performed well with an average ERA of 2.54 with 11 wins, 9 losses and 1 hold in 148⅔ innings in 30 regular season games (25 starts). He shined even more in the postseason. He started Game 3 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the New York Yankees and became the winning pitcher with 1 hit, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and no runs in 5⅓ innings. He led his team to a 5-0 victory. Houston drove the momentum and ended the series with a 4-0 record.
It was even more amazing in the World Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Javier started Game 4 and took the lead in a 5-0 victory. He sealed the opponent’s batting line with no runs in 6 innings, no hits, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. Brian Abreu, Rafael Montero, and Ryan Presley, who took the mound, also recorded one inning without a hit and no runs, completing the ‘team no-hit, no-run’. Houston rose to the top with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses in the series.
Javier’s postseason performance last year was overwhelming with 2 wins in 3 games, 12⅔ innings, and an average ERA of 0.71. His career postseason performance is also excellent with an earned run average of 2.20 with 4 wins, 1 loss and 3 holds in 14 games and 32⅔ innings. He earned the modifiers ‘Autumn Hero’ and ‘Autumn Man’.