McCullers and the Astros agreed to a five-year, $85 million contract, which also includes a $3.5 million signing bonus on March 24, 2021.
For the 2021 season, he switched one of his pitches to a sweeping slider. McCullers was unable to throw in spring training while he was still recovering from the forearm problem, therefore he missed the start of the 2022 season.
Lance McCullers Jr., the starting pitcher for the Houston Astros, has been recovering from a forearm injury and hasn’t played this year.
With the lowest ERA and most victories over his six-year career, his 2021 season was undoubtedly the greatest of his.
Lance McCullers is part Cuban and was up in the mainly Hispanic Tampa area although he e is of American descent.
McCuMcCullers graduated from the Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida. He was named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year for 2012 baseball.
In the first round of the 2012 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, McCullers was selected by the Houston Astros with the 41st overall choice. When he signed with the Astros, he received a $2.5 million bonus.
While pitching for the Class A Quad Cities River Bandits in 2013, McCullers captured the Midwest League championship.
McCullers pitched four and two-thirds innings in his major league debut against the Oakland Athletics, surrendering one run, three walks, three hits, and five strikeouts while getting a no-decision.
McCullers pitched the first complete game of his career on June 3, 2015, against the Baltimore Orioles.