Report: Astros, Springer avoid arbitration, agree at $21M

Without a general manager or a field manager, the Houston Astros are still getting business done, agreeing with outfielder George Springer on Thursday to a one-year deal that avoids arbitration, mlb.com reported.Springer, 30, will make $21 million in 2020, his last as an arbitration-eligible player before moving to his first year of free agency in 2021. He has been an All-Star in each of the past three seasons.Springer batted a career-high .292 in 2019 while also setting personal bests with 39 home runs and 96 RBIs. He added four more home runs and eight RBIs in 18 postseason games as the Astros advanced to Game 7 of the World Series before falling to the Washington Nationals.