Astros sign Jose Abrue | khou.com

Abreu, 35, has spent his total 9-year career with the Chicago White Sox. He is a career .292 hitter with 243 homers.

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros are engaged on finalizing a three-year take care of free agent first baseman José Abreu, according to multiple media reports.

Abreu, 35, was American League Rookie of the Year in 2014 and AL MVP within the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

He’s from Cuba and has spent all of his 9 MLB seasons with the Chicago White Sox. He’s a career .292 hitter with 243 homers.

Abreu has completed within the prime 21 of MVP voting in seven of his 9 seasons. He’s remarkably wholesome, too, taking part in all 60 video games in his MVP year in addition to no less than 145 video games in seven of his different eight seasons.

Just days after successful the World Series, the Astros introduced they’re parting methods with normal supervisor James Click. Click had been the crew’s normal supervisor since 2020 when he took over for Jeff Luhnow, who was fired after information of the sign-stealing scandal broke. No substitute for Click has been introduced.

Other Astros free agent information

Yuli Gurriel, who has began for Houston since 2016, can also be a free agent and can also be from Cuba. The 38-year-old had a down common season after successful the AL batting title in 2021. He heated up within the postseason earlier than a knee harm knocked him out for Game 6 of the World Series, and mentioned Saturday that he’d wish to return subsequent season.

Earlier this month, the Astros signed reliever Rafael Montero to a $34.5 million, three-year contract.

Also earlier this month, Astros ace Justin Verlander opted out of his contract and have become a free agent.

Left fielder Michael Brantley, who missed most of final season with a shoulder harm, can also be a free agent, in addition to utility participant Aledmyz Díaz and catchers Christian Vázquez and Jason Castro.

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