Update On Houston Astros & Framber Valdez Contract Extension Talks

The previous reports were reportedly untrue.

Framber Valdez and the Houston Astros have had zero negotiations regarding a long-term contract extension.

This news comes from Valdez's agent, Ulises Cabrera, who said on Tuesday that a previous report out of the Dominican Republic, which suggested that Valdez was looking for a $150 million deal and could sign before Opening Day, is "100 percent made up information."

That's certainly disappointing news to Astros fans, who saw their team lock up Cristian Javier to a five-year extension last week.

However, because new general manager Dana Brown just locked up Javier to a five-year, $64 million deal last week, he likely won't be rushing to drop $150 million on Valdez in the near future.

Valdez has two more arbitration-eligible seasons remaining before he'll join free agency in 2026.

Over his first five seasons in the majors, all with the Astros, the twenty-nine-year-old has compiled an impressive 3.38 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, with 497 strikeouts across 514 innings of work.

He's finished top-12 in Cy-Young voting twice, 20th in MVP voting, and was an All-Star for the first time last season.
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