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The Houston Astros just made a big move to secure their future success. On Friday, the team announced that they have extended right-handed pitcher Cristian Javier through the 2027 season. This five-year deal is a major commitment to the 25-year-old, and it shows the Astros’ commitment to continuing their success over the next few years.

Cristian Javier has been a major contributor to the Astros since joining the team three seasons ago. In that time, he has put up a 3.05 ERA and 135 ERA+ over 304 1/3 innings across 78 appearances (44 starts). His postseason performance has been equally impressive, with a 2.20 ERA (just eight earned runs) in 32 2/3 frames, including leading the way to a combined no-hitter in Game 4 of the 2022 World Series.

The extension secures Javier through the remainder of his arbitration years as well as the first two seasons he would have been eligible for free agency. Astros’ new general manager Dana Brown was excited about the move, saying “Cristian is an outstanding pitcher, so we are really excited about signing him to a long-term deal. As a core piece of our rotation, we felt that he is the perfect candidate for this type of deal. This is in line with our vision to try to lock players up to sustain our success both now and in the future.”

The Houston Astros have made a major commitment to the future of their team by extending Cristian Javier through the 2027 season. This five-year deal shows the team’s dedication to sustaining their success, and it will be exciting to watch Javier’s development over the next few years.