Kyle Tucker Loses Arbitration Case With Houston Astros

According to multiple reports, outfielder Kyle Tucker lost his arbitration case against the Houston Astros on Thursday and will make $5 million this season.

Earlier this week, Astros general manager said the club had had conversations with Tucker regarding a long-term contract extension, but there's no word on how far along those talks are.

Tucker, who has quickly blossomed into one of the best outfielders in all of baseball, was arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason and filed for $7.5 million when the two sides exchanged figures last month. 

The gap between the two sides was the largest of any arbitration-eligible player this offseason. 

Since 2020, the twenty-six-year-old holds a .274/.341/.516 triple-slash line, with 69 home runs, 241 RBIs, 47 stolen bases and 187 runs scored over 348 games played.

He was drafted by the Astros in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft and made his MLB debut in 2018. Photo Credit:  Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports