Jose Abreu RUMORS & NEWS

  • Abreu paid agents $5.76M after Cuban defection

    Chicago Tribune "During a spectacular debut season in Chicago, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu wowed crowds with 36 home runs, a team record for a rookie. But what no one saw and few knew was that during those same few months he apparently was paying off a heavy debt to the people who helped him escape from..." April 26

  • White Sox 1B Jose Abreu wants to improve English, leadership role

    ESPN Chicago "Over the past two seasons, Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has done most of his talking with his bat. He's now ready to take it to a new level. The team's leader in home runs and RBIs -- both this year and last -- wants to take his leadership abilities even further and will make an attempt..." September 30

  • How technology has helped Jose Abreu maintain his swing

    CSN Chicago "Prior to his three-hit night Monday, one that helped him break out of a mini-slump, Jose Abreu toted his iPad with him to the batting cage. On occasion, the White Sox slugger brings his tablet and its camera into the cage and shoots footage of that day’s session with hitting coach Todd..." September 16

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Abreu "needs a day," RV said. Hand and leg issues.

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    Daryl Van Schouwen @CST_soxvan

    Abreu back in there. Sox at Rangers, 7:05

  • White Sox serious about Jose Abreu's work at third base

    Chicago Sun-Times "Don’t be surprised if first baseman Jose Abreu moves to the other side of the diamond at times this season. The slugger has taken ground balls at third base, and not just for show. “There are questions about in an emergency of him going there and doing it,’’ manager Robin Ventura said. “He..." April 13

  • Jose Abreu intends to improve defense at first base

    CSN Chicago "Adam Eaton isn’t the only who turned in spectacular defense during the White Sox opening series. First baseman Jose Abreu turned a few heads with his defense in Wednesday night’s loss, in particular a barehanded stop that led to a runner being thrown out at the plate. White Sox manager Robin..." April 10

  • Jose Abreu talks for first time about leaving Cuba

    Chicago Magazine "They left in the middle of the night, entrusting their fate to a tiny boat, its two motors, and the ink-black sea. For 12 hours, they pressed on. Through darkness, then dawn, then scorching daylight. Through 15-foot waves. And through the paths of trawlers and other ships that could cut their own..." March 23

  • Stanton, Abreu faves to hit the most homers in 2015 "With Super Bowl XLIX in the books, bettors can begin to look elsewhere for their futures bets, including who will hit the most dingers in the 2015 MLB campaign. According to the Westgate LV Superbook sluggers Giancarlo Stanton, of the Miami Marlins and Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox, are..." February 04

  • Excited about White Sox moves, Abreu eyes playoff berth "Jose Abreu readily admits that Rick Hahn's aggressive offseason personnel maneuvers have directly influenced his continued improvement with English comprehension. The thrice-honored 2014 American League Rookie of the Year (BBWAA, Sporting News, Players Choice), overall Rookie of the Year..." January 08

  • White Sox Abreu, Mets' deGrom named Rookies of Year "The Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards were announced on Monday, with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu the unanimous selection in the American League and Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom taking home the honor in the NL. Abreu is the first White Sox winner since Ozzie Guillen in 1985...." November 11

  • Abreu's performance could earn another big payday in 2017

    CSN Chicago "As a rookie, Jose Abreu made big ballparks look tiny and great pitchers appear mortal. His performance could dictate he receives another big payday after two more seasons. One of the stipulations in Abreu’s six-year, $68-million contract is that the first baseman can opt out of the guaranteed..." October 23

  • Sporting News MLB awards 2014: White Sox 1B Jose Abreu voted top AL rookie

    Sporting News "There’s only a handful of those guys,” the scout said. “He’s got big-time raw power. Strength.” What only a handful of people expected was how complete of a hitter Abreu would be in his first season in the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman had 36 homers and 107 RBIs for the White Sox—those..." October 20

  • White Sox hitting coach marvels at Abreu's rookie year "Jose Abreu's incredible 2014 Major League debut soon should be recognized with the American League Rookie of the Year honor. It also took just this one campaign for the 27-year-old Abreu to establish himself as a White Sox franchise cornerstone. "Obviously, he's dangerous," White Sox hitting..." October 09

  • Jose Abreu returns to White Sox lineup after one day off

    CSN Chicago "Two days off is plenty for Jose Abreu. The White Sox slugger is back in the lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins after a one-game absence. Abreu missed Tuesday’s victory over the Twins and the White Sox were off Monday, which apparently gave the rookie enough time to..." September 04

  • Abreu doesn't rule out HRD to AL captain Bautista "Don't rule out Jose Abreu for the Gillette Home Run Derby just yet. The White Sox rookie slugger told American League Derby captain Jose Bautista to keep the lines of communication open as the Blue Jays' right fielder considers his options for the five-man squad. Abreu had said earlier in the..." June 30

  • Jose Abreu: I’d pass on Home Run Derby invitation

    Chicago Sun-Times "Thanks, but no thanks. That would be Jose Abreu’s reply if he’s invited to participate in the 2014 Home Run Derby the night before the All-Star Game in Minneapolis. ‘‘Home Run Derby is not something I’m too crazy about,’’ Abreu told the Sun-Times on Tuesday through a translator. ‘‘It’s a..." June 25

  • Jose Abreu among favorites for AL Rookie of the Year

    CSN Chicago "Jose Abreu's great start has him among the top contenders for American League rookie of the year, according to oddsmakers. The White Sox first baseman has a 3/1 chance of taking home the award per Bovada. Abreu has a .265/.320/.603 slash line with 19 home runs and 51 RBIs in 242 plate..." June 18

  • White Sox activate Jose Abreu off the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "White Sox rookie Jose Abreu is back from the disabled list after missing two-plus weeks with an ankle injury. Abreu was off to a historic start to his career before the injury, smacking 15 homers and driving in 42 runs through 44 games." June 02

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Abreu will be activated before Monday's game

  • Abreu remains on track for Monday

    ESPN "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..." May 31

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    Scott Merkin @scottmerkin

    Abreu took 25 ground balls, played catch for 10 minutes and then hit 30 off of a tee. He felt great.

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Jose Abreu no longer wearing Das Boot of immobilization. #WhiteSox

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Jose Abreu will be in a boot for next several days and to be re-evaluated during homestand. #WhiteSox

  • White Sox place Jose Abreu on DL

    ESPN "Chicago White Sox rookie first baseman Jose Abreu, the major league leader in home runs, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with tendinitis in his left ankle. The White Sox announced that Abreu has been diagnosed with posterior tibia tendinitis in the ankle. Speedy outfielder Adam..." May 18

  • Jose Abreu leaves White Sox game early with sore ankle

    CSN Chicago "Jose Abreu exited Thursday night’s blowout loss early with a left ankle injury. Though the White Sox first baseman could be seen limping down the line several times, manager Robin Ventura downplayed any concerns about the severity. Abreu remained in the 12-5 loss to the Cubs until the bottom..." May 09

  • Jose Abreu was not going to escape Jerry Reinsdorf

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Ken Williams went on a scouting mission to the Dominican Republic in October to see Jose Abreu, he hoped he wouldn’t like what he’d see. “The prices on some of these signings have gotten out of control,’’ Williams said, and there was talk that Abreu’s contract would exceed fellow Cuban..." May 01

  • Jose Abreu's stunning debut likely just the beginning

    USA Today "It was 50 degrees under overcast skies at U.S. Cellular Field before a game this week when the four Cuban-born players on the Chicago White Sox – Jose Abreu, Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo and Adrian Nieto – posed for photos behind the batting cage holding the island's flag. Abreu, who set major..." May 01

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    Dan Hayes @DanHayesCSN

    Jose Abreu has been replaced in lineup by Dan Black. Abreu left game early yesterday. Tyler Flowers is listed in lineup. #WhiteSox

  • White Sox’ Jose Abreu gets first taste of major-league pitching

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Abreu was getting his first taste of major-league pitching, and he didn’t want to push himself away from the table. The prized free-agent first baseman, who had two at-bats from the cleanup spot during the team’s Cactus League opener Friday, showed patience at the plate and a little pop,..." March 01

  • Jose Abreu deal looking even better for White Sox

    Chicago Sun-Times "So far, no buyer’s remorse for the White Sox. After plunking down $68 million on a six-year contract for power-hitting Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu in October, the Sox remain tickled with their purchase. In fact, after seeing Abreu in the flesh again at a minicamp for hitters at the Sox..." January 19

  • Jose Abreu's first White Sox impression was a good one

    CSN Chicago "The White Sox had got a good look at Jose Abreu on Tuesday and they like what they have so far. The Cuban slugger is one of many young White Sox hitters at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Ariz. this week to take part in the team’s mini-hitter camp. For most of the White Sox staff it’s the first..." January 15