Reports: Astros signing 1B Jose Abreu

The World Series champion Houston Astros are on the verge of signing free agent and three-time All-Star Jose Abreu, multiple outlets reported Monday.

USA Today reported it’s a three-year deal for the 2020 American League MVP.

Abreu, 35, has played his entire career with the Chicago White Sox, but it was reported in October that the team did not intend to re-sign the first baseman in an effort to shake up the roster after a disappointing season.

Abreu joined the White Sox in 2014 and was named Rookie of the Year. In his nine seasons in Chicago, he batted .292 with 1,445 hits, 243 home runs and 863 RBIs in 1,270 games.

In 2022, Abreu hit .304 but saw his power numbers fall to 15 homers and 75 RBIs, down from 30 and 117, respectively, in 2021.