Astros waive Cuban slugger Jose Abreu

The Astros released slugger Jose Abreu from their major league roster on Friday after 15 months where he never produced at the level he did with the White Sox.


The Houston Astros finally got tired of waiting for Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu's offensive awakening and released him from their roster this Friday. The big leagues.

Ex American League Most Valuable Player He is hitting just .124 with two home runs and seven RBIs in 35 games this season.

Abreu was relegated to the team Florida Complex League Astros on April 30. He Three-time All-Star He played in five games and two games there Triple-A Sugar Land before returning to Houston's lineup on May 27.

The 37-year-old Cuban has hit .217 with 20 home runs and 97 RBIs in 176 games since signing a three-year, $58.3 million deal with Houston in November 2022. He is due $19.5 million this season and the same in 2025. .

Abreu was there American League Rookie of the Year In 2014 with the Chicago White Sox and He was selected to the All-Star Game with Chicago in 2014, 2018 and 2019..

was crowned American League MVP in a shortened 2020 campaign Contagious after hitting .317 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs in just 60 games.

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Over 11 seasons, Abreu hit .283 with 263 home runs and 960 RBIs in 1,446 games for the White Sox (2014-22) and Astros. His 960 RBIs since his debut in 2014 are second-most in MLB behind Nolan Arenado's 1,040 over that span..

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