Jon Singleton has not even had his first major league a-bat and already the 22-year-old has gotten his first extension.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Astros have signed Singleton to a five-year extension with three club option years.
Singleton will get $10 million in guaranteed money and if all the options are picked up and some incentives are reached the value of the deal can increase to $35 million.
Source: Astros, minor league 1B Jon Singleton agree on historic long-term deal. $10M guaranteed, up to $35M. News coming on Yahoo Sports.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) June 2, 2014
The biggest attribute Singleton can bring to the Astros is power. Though 54 games at Triple-A Oklahoma City he had 14 home runs, 43 RBI and a .941 OPS to go along with a .267 batting average and .394 on-base percentage.
Its a historic deal for a player with no MLB service time but the Astros are hopeful that it will mark the beginning of a turnaround. Only time will tell.