There were some notable snubs after looking over the rosters for the American and National Leagues for the upcoming All-Star Game at Pecto Park in San Diego. Fans can vote for one of five finalists for each league to send them to the midsummer classic. They are:
2B Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays
2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
OF Michael Saunders, Toronto Blue Jays
OF George Springer, Houston Astros
1B Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants
OF Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
3B Jake Lamb, Arizona Diamondbacks
OF Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates
SS Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies
You can vote on MLB.com’s website.
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.