The Astros and their reliable right-hander have come to an agreement on a two-year, $30 million extension, according to Robert Murray of FanSided.
The deal will include a vesting option for the 2025 season that can make the deal worth up to $42 million.
The 33-year-old Pressly went 5-3 in 2021 and posted an ERA of 2.25 in 64 appearances.
He has finished each year of his career with an ERA under four, save for the 2017 season in which his ERA was close to five.
The Astros are locking up their closer and he isn’t going anywhere until at least 2025.
Reliever Ryan Pressly and the Houston Astros are in agreement on a two-year, $30 million contract extension, according to sources familiar with the situation. There is a 2025 vesting option that can make the deal worth up to $42 million.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) April 6, 2022
This is a good move for the Astros.
Pressly has been one of the game’s most dependable relievers since his debut in 2013 and is a key part of the Astros’ bullpen, playing an instrumental role in the team’s run of success since 2017, a run which has seen them reach the ALCS five years in a row and make it to the World Series three of those past five seasons.
Having Pressly around for a few more years helps them out a great deal, as they have a veteran presence to lean on for the back end of ballgames.
The Astros will be looking to rebound after losing the World Series to the Atlanta Braves in 2021.
With Carlos Correa gone, the road may be a little bit tougher, but having Pressly at the back end of games certainly can’t hurt them.
It’ll be interesting to see if the deal pans out.
They committed a decent amount of money to him.