Jose Abreu RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jose Abreu 'in a much better place' as he aims to make an impact for White Sox

    CSN Chicago "Jose Abreu began his fourth year in the major leagues with a clear head and desire to do more for the franchise with which he hopes to spend his entire career. Abreu doubled, singled and delivered an RBI in four at-bats in the White Sox 6-3 Opening Day loss to the Detroit Tigers Tuesday at..." April 05

  • White Sox's Jose Abreu: I was close to trainer accused of smuggling

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox star Jose Abreu testified Thursday that he had an extremely close relationship with a Florida baseball trainer on trial along with a sports agent for allegedly smuggling Cuban ballplayers off the island. Abreu acknowledged giving trainer Julio Estrada $25,000 a month last summer after..." March 02

  • Jose Abreu testifies he ate fake passport on way to US to cover up his part in smuggling operation

    Chicago Tribune "White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu told a Miami federal jury Wednesday that he ate a chunk of a fake passport while flying to the U.S. to cover up his illegal travel as part of a Cuban ballplayer smuggling operation. Abreu testified he ordered a beer on an Air France flight from Haiti to Miami..." March 01

  • Jose Abreu: Rebuild 'was the right move for' White Sox

    CSN Chicago "It isn't easy to see for him to see the top-tier talent go, but Jose Abreu said he's OK with the direction the White Sox are headed. The White Sox slugger spent much of Friday at SoxFest with fellow Cuban Yoan Moncada doing tandem interviews or participating in team social media activities...." January 28

  • Jose Abreu drawing more interest than Todd Frazier

    CBS Sports "Earlier this month the White Sox declared themselves rebuilders by trading Chris Sale to the Red Sox and Adam Eaton the Nationals. Lefty Jose Quintana and closer David Robertson have both been mentioned in trade rumors as well. Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier, Chicago's power hitting corner..." December 31

  • Jose Abreu, White Sox agree to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

    Chicago Tribune "Jose Abreu isn’t leaving the White Sox – at least for now. The White Sox and the first baseman have agreed to a one-year, $10.825 million contract, avoiding arbitration and keeping the 29-year-old in Chicago for the start of the team’s rebuild. Abreu struggled at the beginning of last season..." December 17

  • Rockies-White Sox Have Preliminary Talks on Jose Abreu

    MLB.com "General manager Jeff Bridich said the Rockies are considering the heavy price tag for free-agent first basemen Mark Trumbo and Edwin Encarnacion. Additionally, multiple Major League sources said there have been preliminary talks about White Sox slugger Jose Abreu as the Rockies attempt to boost..." December 06

  • White Sox more likely to move Eaton than Abreu

    12 Up "The Chicago White Sox are looking to trade some of their big name players after a disappointing season in 2016 where they finished with a 78-84 season. They also have struggled in the past few seasons as well. While there has been talk about the White Sox trading starter Chris Sale, there..." December 02

  • Yoenis Cespedes, Jose Abreu Named as Witnesses in Smuggling Trial

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball All-Stars Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Abreu are among the names listed on a witness list for a trial against agent Bartolo Hernandez and his associate, Julio Estrada, for smuggling Cuban baseball players into the United States. Per the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), the..." November 15

  • White Sox’s Jose Abreu opts out to earn annual salary through arbitration

    Fanrag Sports "According to a Monday afternoon report from Dan Hayes of Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has elected to opt out of the remaining three years of his current contract in order to be paid year-by-year via arbitration. While Abreu had a total of $34 million..." November 14

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