Houston Astros lose their first player to MLB free agency for the 2024 season
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Houston Astros lose their first player to MLB free agency for the 2024 season

Dominican Republic native and bullpen pitcher Héctor Neris is now a free agent in Major League Baseball after opting not to renew his contract with the Houston Astros.

Neris played his whole career in the American League. He turned on the opportunity to continue playing for the 2024 season, which would have brought him an additional $8.5 million in earnings.

Instead, he made the decision to opt out of the deal and collect the million dollars that was included in his departure option.

Neris pitched 68.1 innings and had an exceptional record of 6-3 with a 1.71 earned run average, 77 strikeouts, and 31 walks for a WHIP of 1.05 during the previous season.

It is anticipated that he would look for a deal that covers a number of years, and his current value on the market is 7.6 million dollars. Because of this, any club that is interested in acquiring his services will find that he is an asset worth having.

Neris was a member of the Houston Astros club that captured the World Series championship in 2022.

He spent nearly ten years playing in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros, respectively.

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