Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Astros have re-signed Lance McCullers to a one-year, $4.1 million deal, avoiding arbitration.
The salary is the same money McCullers made last year when he missed the entire 2019 season following Tommy John surgery. In 2018 he went 10-6 with a 3.86 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 142/50 in 128.1 innings.
With Gerrit Cole gone to New York and Wade Miley a free agent, a bounce back year from McCullers will be pretty dang important for the Astros. McCullers is expected to be ready to go when spring training begins.