Keuchel gets $13.2M deal from Astros after title
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HOUSTON (AP) Astros starter Dallas Keuchel agreed to a $13.2 million, one-year contract after helping lead Houston to its first World Series title, and designated hitter/catcher Evan Gattis got a $6.7 million deal.
Springer asked for a raise from $4,075,000 to $10.5 million and was offered $8.5 million. Giles, who stumbled in the World Series, is eligible for arbitration for the first time and asked for a raise from $555,100 to $4.6 million. The Astros countered at $4.2 million.
McHugh requested a raise from $3.85 million to $5 million and was offered $4.55 million.
Keuchel, the 2015 AL Young Award winner, went 14-5 with a 2.90 ERA and 125 strikeouts in the regular season and was 2-2 with a 3.58 ERA in five postseason starts. He made $9.2 million.
McCullers earned his first All-Star nod last season and was 7-4 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 regular-season starts, earning $548,000. He pitched four innings to get the save in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series against the Yankees and won Game 3 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Peacock was 13-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 161 strikeouts in 34 games with 21 starts last season. The right-hander recorded a save in Game 3 of the World Series and threw two scoreless innings in Game 7 to help Houston win the World Series. He made $541,500.
Gattis hit .263 with 12 homers and 55 RBIs in 84 games last year, when he made $5.2 million.
Springer hit .283 with 34 homers and 85 RBIs - all career highs. He batted .379 with three doubles, five homers and seven RBIs in the World Series to win the MVP trophy.
Giles was fourth in the AL with a career-best 34 saves in 2017. McHugh went 5-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 12 starts last season.
On Thursday, outfielder Jake Marisnick agreed to a $1.9 million, one-year deal.
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Updated January 12, 2018