Rockies shortstop Trevor Story should have been called out on strikes when he swung and missed on a 3-2 Paul Clemens fastball that ended up hitting him in the shoulder. Marlins manager Don Mattingly discussed the issue with home plate umpire Ron Kulpa, but he was informed that the play is not reviewable.
So what does Story do with his new leash on life? He smacked a solo home run, cutting the Marlins’ lead to 2-1. It’s his 18th homer and 46th RBI of the year, bringing his triple-slash line up to .266/.325/.554.
Here’s the video.
HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.
Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, spent his first nine major league seasons with the Chicago White Sox. The first baseman became a free agent after batting .304 with 15 home runs, 75 RBIs and an .824 OPS this year.
With the Astros, he replaces Yuli Gurriel at first base in a batting order that also features All-Star sluggers Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker.
Gurriel became a free agent after Houston defeated the Philadelphia Phillies this month for its second World Series championship.
The 35-year-old Abreu becomes the biggest free agent to switch teams so far this offseason. Born in Cuba, the three-time All-Star and 2014 AL Rookie of the Year is a .292 career hitter in the majors with 243 homers, 863 RBIs and an .860 OPS.
The Astros announced the signing. Abreu is scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.