The slugger was a Rookie of the Year, MVP, three-time All-Star, and three-time Silver Slugger.
He was one of many impact bats who hit the free agent market this offseason.
Today, it was announced that the veteran first baseman had signed a three-year deal with the defending champion Houston Astros.
White Sox fans are understandably frustrated and saddened to see one of their franchise greats leave via free agency.
Saving Carlos Rodon's no-no. https://t.co/hyO9cvO7Nc
— Johnny The Elf (@Thejohnrivera) November 28, 2022
White Sox Fan Shares Favorite Abreu Moment
Abreu certainly left a lasting legacy in Chicago and will always be remembered as a fan favorite.
The play to save Rodon’s no-hitter was quite an impressive play.
Naylor’s ground ball pulled Abreu away from the first base bag, leaving him no other option but to slide back into the bag with one foot in order to beat out Naylor.
The play was of course reviewed by umpires after the Cleveland Guardians chose to challenge the out call.
The play was quite close after all.
But after the review, the call was confirmed, and Naylor was ruled out.
That play put Rodon two outs away from finishing off a no-hitter after a long road back from multiple injuries.
Rodon was one out away from a perfect game before hitting Roberto Perez with a pitch, but the left-hander ultimately finished off the no-hitter, with Abreu’s slide proving to be a crucial play.