The Toronto Blue Jays have added their second former Houston Astro Sluggers for several days, agreeing to a three-year contract with outfielder / designated hitter Michael Brentley on Wednesday, a source confirmed to ESPN.
ESPN’s Jeff Passon quoted sources as saying that Jace signed a $ 150 million six-year agreement with former Astro Center fielder George Springer on Tuesday night.
Brentley’s agreement was first reported by sportscaster Hazel May.
The 33-year-old Brentley has been troubled by injuries for his career – last season it was a four that caused him to spend time on the injured list. While those injuries have brought down his power numbers, he remains a dangerous hitter with a high contact rate and low strike ratio.
In 46 matches with the Astros in 2020, alternating between left field and DH, Brentley won. 300, with five homers, 22 RBI and an OPS of .840.
He has hit at least 300 hits in five seasons since 2014, tied with four others for the most such season in baseball in that time. He has also won just 10.1% of his plate appearances since 2014, third best in baseball over that time period, with a minimum of 2,000 plate appearances.
In a 12-year career with the Cleveland Indians and Astros, Brantley averages .297, with 114 homers, 640 RBI and an -794 OPS. He has been an All-Star four times, and finished third in MVP voting in 2014.
Brentley was playing on a two-year, $ 32 million contract before the 2019 season.
ESPN statistics and information contributed to this report.