Randy Wolf and Placido Polanco will retire as Phillies this weekend

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As part of the Phillies’ Alumni Weekend, pitcher Randy Wolf and infielder Placido Polanco will retire as a member of the team, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Wolf will retire on August 13 and Polanco on the 14th.

Wolf, 39, spent 16 seasons in the majors, including eight with the Phillies. He put up a 4.24 ERA with 1,814 strikeouts and 831 walks in 2,328 1/3 innings. The lefty had the honor of starting the first regular season game at Citizens Bank Park in 2004.

Polanco, 40, also spent 16 seasons in the big leagues, including seven with the Phillies across two stints. The Phillies acquired him from the Cardinals in 2002 in the Scott Rolen trade, then signed him as a free agent going into the 2010 season. In his career, he hit .297/.343/.397 with 104 home runs and 723 RBI in 7,887 plate appearances.

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.