Report: Astros, Lance McCullers agree to five-year, $85M extension

Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Diego. (Gregory Bull/AP)

The Houston Astros have agreed to a five-year, $85-million extension with right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Mark Berman, of Fox 26 Houston, first reported the two sides reaching a five-year agreement.

After missing the entirety of the 2019 season due to Tommy John surgery, McCullers returned to the Astros for 2020 and went 3-3 in 11 starts with a 3.93 ERA and 56 strikeouts across 55 innings.

A first-round pick of the Astros in 2012, the Tampa native sports a career ERA of 3.70 in 94 appearances, 91 of those being starts, and was named an all-star in 2017.

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