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Astros’ José Abreu: Demotion was ‘Finest Factor I’ve Ever Gone By way of’ in MLB Profession

Jack Murray May 25, 2024 Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images José Abreu believes he is a new man after being recalled to the Houston Astros. The three-time All-Star was demoted to the Astros’ Florida complex team in May after starting the season 7-of-71 at the plate. As he prepares to rejoin Houston next week

Astros’ José Abreu: Demotion was ‘Finest Factor I’ve Ever Gone By way of’ in MLB Profession

Jack MurrayCould 25, 2024

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - APRIL 27:  Jose Abreu #79 of the Houston Astros takes batting practice prior to a 2024 Mexico City Series game between the Houston Astros and the Colorado Rockies at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium on Saturday, April 27, 2024 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

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José Abreu believes he’s a brand new man after being recalled to the Houston Astros.

The three-time All-Star was demoted to the Astros’ Florida complicated staff in Could after beginning the season 7-of-71 on the plate. As he prepares to rejoin Houston subsequent week, he stated that he believes he’s in a greater place and that the demotion was “one of the best factor I’ve ever gone by in my profession.”

“What I can let you know is my head is in a great place proper now,” Abreu stated, per Chandler Rome of The Athletic. “After I was going by it, when your head shouldn’t be in a great place, you’re feeling like all the pieces goes down. There was a degree, and I am telling you from the underside of my coronary heart, I could not even know the way to hit, the way to subject. I used to be just a little misplaced. However I am humble sufficient to acknowledge that and I am telling you I am attempting to be one of the best José Abreu I may be and the one you guys know.”

Abreu’s tenure in Houston has not been easy. He hit .237/.296/.383 with 18 residence runs and 90 RBIs in his first season with the staff. Whereas these numbers aren’t horrible, they’re a step down from his profession numbers and a far cry from his output throughout his greatest years with the Chicago White Sox.

It was anticipated that he would dial it again and excel this season, however the disastrous begin solely made this three yr, $58.5 million deal look worse.

He acknowledged that his swing mechanics have been his major difficulty and his preliminary unwillingness to repair them was not permitting him to interrupt his hunch.

“I used to be incorrect on my swing. The video games sped up on you an excessive amount of and typically it is robust to see the place you are at. I noticed movies and all the pieces, however I did not see it. However now, (hitting coach Alex Cintrón), Brantley, Bagwell, Rene, all of us have a very good group and we discovered it. I hope I can present it instantly, however it’s baseball and it is a course of. Hopefully I can get there.”

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The Astros definitely might use a jolt. The staff is at the moment 23-29 on the season and sits third within the AL West. This comes because the franchise has reached the postseason in seven consecutive seasons and in eight of the final 9.

Whereas it is nonetheless early within the season, Abreu bettering and serving to the lineup is definitely one thing that might assist the Astros flip the script on the season.

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