(Houston) Jose Abreu and the Houston Astros have agreed to a three-year, $58.5 million contract.
The arrival of the first baseman, the American’s MVP of 2020, adds another power hitter to the offensive role of the defending World Series champions.
Abreu will receive 19.5 million for each of the next three campaigns.
He spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Chicago White Sox, compiling offensive averages of .292/.354/.506. The rookie par excellence in 2014 hit 1,445 hits, including 303 doubles and 243 homers, producing 863 runs on the way.
With the Astros, he will replace Yuri Gurriel, also a free agent, at first and in the offensive role, which also counts on Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.
The 35-year-old Cuban becomes the first big name to change teams in the free agent market.