Pressly will remain under contract with the Astros through 2022 after his $10 million team option vested in September, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Per the terms of the extension Pressly inked with the Astros in March 2019, his option for 2022 vested with a prorated 60 appearances in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and with 60 appearances in 2021. After narrowly reaching the benchmark in 2020 with 23 appearances (he needed 22), Pressly made his 60th appearance of 2021 with about a week and a half remaining in the season. Even at an eight-figure salary for 2022, Pressly still looks like a bargain for Houston, as he's been one of baseball's top bullpen arms over the past four years. His 4.7 WAR since his July 27, 2018 acquisition from the Twins trails only Liam Hendriks (7.9) and Josh Hader (5.1) among all qualified relievers during that stretch.

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