The Chicago White Sox officially announced the signing of Cuban slugger Jose Abreu and introduced the 26-year-old first baseman in a news conference Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Sox signed Abreu to a deal for $68 million over six years. Abreu will receive a $10 million signing bonus and will be paid $7 million in 2014 and 2015, $10 million in 2016, $10.5 million in 2017, $11.5 million in 2018 and $12 million in 2019.

Abreu and his agents were among those in attendance for the announcement.

Abreu defected from Cuba over the summer. While playing for Cienfuegos in Cuba's Serie Nacional in 2010-11, Abreu led the league with a .453 batting average and, in 66 games, had 33 home runs and 93 RBIs. The next season, Abreu compiled a .394 average, 35 home runs and 99 RBIs