Brantley rejoins Astros to complete unfinished business

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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Houston Astros' Michael Brantley gestures while rounding the bases on his two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles. Brantley has agreed to a $32 million, two-year contract with the Astros, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 20, because the contract, which is pending a successful physical, had not been announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley is back with the Houston Astros after signing a two-year, $32 million contract. The left fielder said he was close to leaving to play for the Toronto Blue Jays, but has “unfinished business” with the Astros after they came short of winning a title in his first two seasons in Houston.