The Opener: Altuve, Guerrero, DFA Limbo
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The Houston Astros have scheduled a press conference to discuss Jose Altuve's five-year contract extension. Altuve, an eight-time All Star and 2017 AL MVP, will remain with the Astros through his age-39 season.
The Astros have scheduled a press conference for this afternoon in Houston where star second baseman Jose Altuve and team leadership will be available to discuss Altuve's five-year extension.
First baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays have gone to arbitration, with Guerrero filing at $19.9MM and the team countering at $18.05MM. The result could be announced soon, with expectations that it will come in below MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz's projection of $20.4MM.
Eleven arbitration cases have yet to reach a conclusion, and among the most high-profile of the remaining cases could be nearing a decision. The Associated Press has reported that first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays went to a hearing yesterday.
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