Jose Abreu remains on track to return from the disabled list Monday, with Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura stopping just short of saying his rookie is guaranteed to be back on the first day he is eligible to come back.

“I’m hopeful,” Ventura said. “We’re going to get him some workouts here (Saturday) and Sunday and see how he does. It’s some simulated stuff that he can do that we wouldn’t have to send him out on a rehab assignment. So, that’s a part of the evaluation to make sure he’s going to be ready to go, hopefully, Monday.”

Abreu has been out with tendinitis in his left ankle but has been going through baseball activity already during the current homestand. He remains the team leader in home runs (15), RBIs (42) and OPS (.908).