The Houston Astros are adding to their offense with a new first baseman. Former White Sox first baseman, Jose Abreu, is reportedly signing a three-year contract with the Houston Astros. The exact amount of money in the deal is unknown at time of writing.
Bob Nightengale broke the news of the signing on Monday afternoon.
Abreu has been a member of the Chicago White Sox since making his MLB debut season in 2014. During his career so far, he’s made three All-Star appearances, won the 2020 AL MVP, earned Rookie of the Year in 2014 and won three Silver Slugger awards.
Last season, in 157 games, Abreu had a batting average of .304 while collecting 75 RBI and 15 home runs. During his MVP year in 2020, he led the league in slugging percentage, hits and RBI (in a shortened season).
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