By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Plus, there was a report that said that the Blue Jays had agreed to a deal with Brantley on Wednesday. That rumor began when Toronto-based broadcaster Hazel Mae claimed that the team signed him to a three-year deal.
She recanted her report. A short time later, Brantley re-signed with the Houston Astros.
He has signed a two-year deal with the Astros. The deal is worth $32 million.
Brantley strikes a deal with the Astros less than 24 hours after the team lost one of their stars. George Springer signed a six-year deal with the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
During his time in Houston, he has been primarily the left fielder and designated hitter.
The 33-year-old Bellevue, Washington-born athlete spent the last two seasons with the Astros. Before signing with the team before the 2019 season, he spent a decade with the Cleveland Indians.
This past season, Brantley had a .300 batting average with five home runs and 22 RBIs in 46 games. He also had 51 hits in 170 at-bats.
Brantley also had 15 hits, while scoring 24 runs in the MLB-shortened 60-game coronavirus schedule. He had 28 strikeouts and 17 walks.
In his career, he has appeared in 1,245 games. He has had a .297 batting average with 114 home runs and 640 RBIs in 4,800 at-bats.
He also has had 303 doubles and 21 triples in 1,425 hits. He has also scored 655 runs in his career.
Brantley has struck out 573 times and walked 419 times.
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