Astros Release Cuban Player José “Pito” Abreu from Roster: What’s Next for the Veteran First Baseman?

Astros Release Cuban Player José “Pito” Abreu from Roster: What’s Next for the Veteran First Baseman?

The directors of the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) dismissed Cuban player José “Pito” Abreu from their ranks this weekend, who served in the lineup as the first baseman of the “galacticos.”

“The Astros released veteran 1B José Abreu today. To fill Abreu’s place on the roster, Houston selected IF/OF Cooper Hummel from Triple A Sugar Land,” they detailed in the red X of the Texan team.

“Thank you for everything José. “We wish you the best of luck!” they added.

In this regard, baseball specialist Francys Romero said that with the seniority of Abreu, 37 years old, and his current low offense, it would be difficult to find a team at this point in the tournament.

“They must pay him the remaining 30 million salary of his contract. Abreu was unable to make the necessary adjustments to be considered an everyday player in Houston. At 37 years old, the future of the 2020 American League MVP and period player seems more than uncertain”, he noted on his Facebook profile.

At the beginning of May of this year, the first baseman of the Houston “galacticos” was demoted to Rockie Class due to his poor offensive performance at the start of the campaign.

Until that moment, Abreu had only had seven hits in 71 at-bats, for an anemic offensive average of 099, with an output of just three runs.

After his return to the team, improvement did not come and the Astros management decided not to wait any longer and fired him from the Major Leagues in the middle of the baseball season.

According to MLB data, Abreu said goodbye to the Astros forever, with a season to forget, with numbers of 124 offensive average, two home runs and just seven RBIs.

The Cuban slugger, after nine years with the Chicago White Sox in Major League Baseball (MLB), signed in 2023 for three seasons with the Houston Astros, current runners-up in professional baseball in the United States.

In his first season with the Astros he didn’t do very well in the playoffs, but in the postseason he looked better at bat. However, in this campaign things were worse for him.

2024-06-17 11:57:00
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