Cuban player Yuli Gourriel stays with the Houston Astros for another year

The Houston Astros extended the Cuban player’s contract for one more year Yuli gurriel, who will complete a seventh season with the team.

“Happy and grateful that I will be wearing the Astros jacket again in 2022. We will continue to improve and struggle.”Gurriel wrote on Twitter.

In September 2020 the Astros had already renewed the Cuban first baseman for a year, granting him a contract that included an option for 2022, valued at 8 million.

Specialized sports media believe that it is a bargain for the Astros, since Gurriel was the American league batting champion this 2021 and a finalist for the gold glove at first base.

After a bleak 2020, in which he hit just .232 in the 60-game shortened season, this year Yuli hit .319 with 15 homers, 81 RBIs and 59 walks (a career-high) in 143 regular-season games.

Gurriel left Cuba in 2016 and signed for five years with the Houston Astros. The sports press thinks Yuli Gurriel has had a very good career in the Major Leagues, taking into account that he is a player who came to the United States at the age of 32 and has played with only one team.

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