The team has also announced that infielder
Lowrie will make $8 million in 2015, $7.5 million in 2016 and $6.5 million in 2017, according to Heyman. The team has a $6 million option for 2018, which includes a $1 million buyout.
The deal runs through 2017 and includes a team option for 2018. Lowrie is back for his second stint with Houston after batting .244 with a career-high 16 home runs, 18 doubles and 42 RBI in 97 games for the Astros in 2012.
Lowrie has a career .261/.330/.411/.741 slash line in seven MLB seasons. He has a .279/.370/.505/.875 slash line in 61 games at Minute Maid Park. He also has 11 home runs, 15 doubles and 31 RBI.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Lowrie will play at shortstop, per MLB.com.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Jose Altuve , 2B||.341|
|HR||Chris Carter , DH||37|
|RBI||Chris Carter , DH||88|
|OBP||Jose Altuve , 2B||.377|
|SLG||Chris Carter , DH||.491|
|R||Jose Altuve , 2B||85|
|SB||Jose Altuve , 2B||56|
|W||Dallas Keuchel , SP||12|
|ERA||Dallas Keuchel , SP||2.93|
|WHIP||Dallas Keuchel , SP||1.18|
|K||Collin McHugh , SP||157|
|SV||Chad Qualls , RP||19|
|Full Team Statistics|
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