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Michael Brantley agrees to remain with Astros on 2-year, $36M US deal: report

Outfielder Michael Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Earlier in the day, multiple major media outlets reported the Toronto Blue Jays had come to terms with him.

Earlier Wednesday, multiple outlets reported Blue Jays had come to terms with OFer

Michael Brantley, seen here in Game 7 of the 2020 ALCS, hit .300 with five home runs with the Houston Astros last season. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Outfielder Michael Brantley has agreed to a $32 million US, two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not been announced.

Earlier in the day, multiple major media outlets reported the Blue Jays had come to terms with Brantley on a three-year deal.

Less than 24 hours earlier, the Blue Jays agreed on a reported six-year, $150-million US deal with outfielder George Springer — a former teammate of Brantley's with the Astros — pending a physical.

Brantley spent the last two seasons in Houston after playing for Cleveland for his first 10 MLB seasons. Brantley hit .300 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 46 games in last year's pandemic-shortened season. He had three home runs and 11 RBIs in 13 playoff games last year as the Astros came a win shy of reaching the World Series for the second straight season.

He earned $5,555,555 in prorated pay from a $15 million salary as part of a $32 million, two-year deal that included a $2 million signing bonus.

Brantley is a four-time All-Star and a 2014 Silver Slugger award winner. He has a .297 average with 114 homers and 640 RBIs in his career.

With files from The Canadian Press

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