Video: Miguel Cabrera hit a looooooong home run

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Adams Avenue is the street that runs east-west beyond the outfield wall at Comerica Park in Detroit. But it’s not just beyond the wall like, say, Waveland Avenue is in Chicago. For starters, the wall is pretty far to center and left-center in Detroit, and then there are hedges and a big wide elevated concourse and a wide sidewalk on Adams outside of the gates.

Hitting a ball out that way would be quite a poke. Miguel Cabrera hit quite a poke off of Nathan Karns of the Mariners. Just look at this thing:

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Statcast calls it a 454-foot homer. Other stories I saw this morning said it was 461. I’m not sure what to believe, but it sort of doesn’t matter. It was a bomb.

Via Bless You Boys, here’s the guy who got the ball:

 

Free agent slugger José Abreu signs 3-year, $58.5M deal with Astros

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HOUSTON — Jose Abreu and the World Series champion Astros agreed to a three-year, $58.5 million contract, adding another powerful bat to Houston’s lineup.

Abreu, the 2020 AL MVP, gets $19.5 million in each of the next three seasons.

He 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 was scheduled to be introduced in a news conference at Minute Maid Park.

He would get a $200,000 for winning an MVP award, $175,000 for finishing second in the voting, $150,000 for third, $125,000 for fourth and $100,000 for fifth. Abreu also would get $100,000 for earning World Series MVP and $75,000 for League Championship Series MVP, $75,000 for making the All-Star team and $75,000 for winning a Gold Glove or a Silver Slugger.

Abreu gets a hotel suite on road trips and the right to buy a luxury suite for all Astros home games.