Astros Retain Michael Brantley after Blue Jays Fail to Reach an Agreement

Michael Brantley has apparently had a change of heart as the free-agent outfielder has decided to stay put in Houston after a potential deal with the Toronto Blue Jays fell through.

A three-year deal looked imminent for Brantley and the Blue Jays, but both sides could not come to a final agreement. Toronto came close to raiding two-thirds of Houston’s outfield after signing George Springer to a six-year $150 million deal yesterday.

Instead, Brantley will sign a two-year deal for $ 32 million to extend his stay with the Astros after joining them in 2019.

In the shortened season last year, Brantley hit .300 with five home runs and 22 RBI. The 12-year veteran was even better in the postseason as he had a .346/.424/.558 slash line whit three home runs and 11 RBI in just 13 games.

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