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Who is Jordan Alvarez?

MLB star Jordan Álvarez plays for the Houston Astros.

On June 3, 2022, Yordan Álvarez and the Houston Astros agreed to a $115 million extension.

Houston Astros left left fielder Yordan Alvarez pictured May 17, 2022

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Houston Astros left left fielder Yordan Alvarez pictured May 17, 2022Photo credit: Reuters – USA Today Sports

Who is Jordan Alvarez?

Álvarez, 24, was born on June 27, 1997 in Las Tunas, Cuba.

He is currently the batsman and outfielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.

In 2019, Álvarez made his MLB debut for the Astros.

One of his famous nicknames is “Air Jordan”.

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The baseball player is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds, according to his MLB bio.

During his early career he received numerous awards.

In 2019 he was recognized as AL Rookie of the Month from June to August of that year.

What are some of his stats?

The Astros semi-freshman has a 2022 batting average listed on the MLB website as a .272 23 in AL.

For 2021 it was 0.277 20th in AL.

So far in 2022 he has hit 30 heats with an 8th place finish in AL.

For 2021, his runs were 92 and 17 at AL.

He was twice on the 10-day injured list in April 2022.

Yordan Alvarez is a 24-year-old baseball player for the Houston Astros

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Yordan Alvarez is a 24-year-old baseball player for the Houston AstrosPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

He was also named ALCS MVP after playing 12-on-23, including a 4-on-4 performance, ESPN reports.

That included a 4-on-4 performance in Series Game 6 that propelled the Astros into the World Series.

In 2020, the Astros star only played in two games as he underwent surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee.

Álvarez also underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Has Jordan Álvarez signed a new contract?

On June 3, 2022, ESPN reported that Álvarez and the Houston Astros agreed to a $115 million extension.

The deal is also reportedly a six-year deal.

Last offseason, his contract was renewed with a higher salary.

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His salary increased from $609,000 to $764,600, the outlet reports.

MVP Sports Group’s Dan Lozano reportedly brokered the deal.

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