HOUSTON (AP) — Catcher Martín Maldonado and the Houston Astros have agreed to a $5.5 million, one-year contract for 2022.
The deal announced Wednesday includes a $5 million salary for 2022 and a $4 million team option for 2023 with a $500,000 buyout. The 2023 salary would become guaranteed at $5 million if Maldonado plays in 90 or more games this year.
His contract provides that he get a hotel suite on road trips plus award bonuses.
Maldonado is making $3.5 million in 2021, the second season of a $7 million, two-year contract. His 2020 pay was reduced to about $1.296 million by the coronavirus pandemic.