Jose Abreu is on the move.
The veteran slugger is headed to the defending World Series champion Houston Astros on a three-year deal.
Abreu spent the first nine seasons of his career in a Chicago White Sox uniform, earning an MVP Award, winning Rookie of the Year honors, three Silver Sluggers, and three All-Star selections.
But it wasn’t just his ability to crush baseballs that made him popular in Chicago.
He also had a strong presence in the community and was a very charitable person during his time in a White Sox uniform.
So in addition to a powerful bat in the middle of their lineup, the Astros are also getting a player who will be very active in the Houston community.
Sure, José Abreu crushes baseballs and makes the Astros better on the field.
His presence in the community is even more impressive.pic.twitter.com/jcaO6XKbib
— Dinn Mann (@mooseoutfront) November 29, 2022
What Abreu Brings To Houston
But Abreu was very active in the Chicago community, devoting his time to charitable causes and helping children with disabilities.
Professional athletes have a responsibility to use their platform for the right reasons, and Abreu has been a very charitable voice over the course of his career.
Given his charitable work, a signing such as this becomes even bigger than baseball.
There is no doubt that Abreu will continue his charitable work in Houston for the next three years.
And in doing so, he’ll become a fan favorite and a well-respected member of a very strong Astros ballclub and the Houston community as a whole.