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Jose Abreu | First Baseman | #79

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2013 / UDFA / CWS
Contract: view contract details
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Jose Abreu hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning in a loss to the Athletics on Monday.
Abreu's homer came in garbage time, as it came with the White Sox trailing 8-0. It counts just the same in the fantasy lineup, though. Abreu now has four homers on the season, and he's slugging .519 to go along with a .250 average. Apr 17 - 1:16 AM

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Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and a double Tuesday against the Rays.

His three-run blast off Alex Colome brought the White Sox within one run in the ninth, but they were unable to keep the rally going. Abreu has three homers and six RBI through 10 games to go along with a .268/.348/.537 batting line.
Apr 10 - 6:40 PM

Jose Abreu launched a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning on Wednesday, propelling the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

Abreu had been 0-for-3 on the night before he lined a Ryan Tepera offering into the seats in left-center field with the go-ahead blast. His bat has been hot out of the gate, slashing .400/.455/.750 with a pair of home runs and three RBI.
Apr 4 - 10:07 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in a win over the Royals on Thursday.

Abreu got a homer party started in the fourth inning when he took Royals starter Danny Duffy deep for the two-run blast. That was followed by a Matt Davidson homer, one of his three on the afternoon, and two batters later, Tim Anderson showed up at the party fashionably late as well. Abreu is as reliable as they come at first base, and should approximate 30 homers and 100 RBI once again in 2018.
Mar 29 - 11:44 PM

Jose Abreu (hamstring) returned to Cactus League action on Sunday, going 1-for-2 at the plate.

Abreu played three innings defensively at first base before getting removed. He should have no problem being ready to go on Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 7:40 PM

Jose Abreu (hamstring) remains out of the White Sox lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

That's the bad news. The good news is that Abreu is progressing well, and will take part in a full workout. It'd be nice to see the power-hitting first baseman get some time in the Cactus League before camp breaks, but it's not entirely necessary. He still should be ready for the regular season, and he'll be among the best at the position in the American League.
Mar 23 - 1:00 PM

Jose Abreu (hamstring) is hoping to return to Cactus League action by Friday.

Abreu suffered a mild hamstring tweak in Tuesday's game against the Rangers, but White Sox manager Rick Renteria has downplayed the injury and Abreu was in good spirits when he returned to camp Wednesday. It sounds like this won't affect his availability for the start of the regular season. Great news.
Mar 21 - 1:27 PM

White Sox manager Rick Renteria told reporters on Tuesday that he believes Jose Abreu's hamstring injury is minor.

Abreu gave fantasy owners a scare when he was forced to leave Tuesday's Cactus League game due to a strained hamstring, but it sounds as though he was able to avoid any significant injury. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday to be sure, but it sounds like he's considered day-to-day.
Mar 20 - 10:38 PM

Jose Abreu left Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Rangers with a hamstring strain.

It's awful timing for this type of injury given that Opening Day is next Thursday. There should be an update on the severity of the strain by Wednesday morning. Abreu was 1-for-2 with a run scored on Tuesday before getting replaced at first base by Matt Skole.
Mar 20 - 5:43 PM

Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 as the White Sox were crushed by the Brewers in Cactus League play on Wednesday.

Abreu also whiffed once in the contest. He's off to a slow start this spring, hitting just .188 in Cactus League play. As one of the most consistent and reliable hitters in the league, there's no need to worry about his spring struggles when calling his name on draft day.
Mar 14 - 8:28 PM

Jose Abreu logged his first round-tripper of the spring Wednesday in the White Sox’s Cactus League win over the Rangers.

The round-tripper was part of a four-run eighth inning as Chicago came from behind to steal a 5-4 victory. Abreu’s two-run blast off Ariel Jurado accounted for his only hit of the afternoon. The 31-year-old has hit .290 or better with at least 25 homers and 100 RBI in each of his four major league seasons. He should be in for another standout year in 2018.
Feb 28 - 6:34 PM

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said over the weekend that he expects Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia to be with the club to open the 2018 season.

Abreu and Garcia were both shopped this winter, but the White Sox weren't blown away by any offers. "We are now basically done with an offseason during which we were able to understand what their value is out in the market," Hahn told fans and reporters at the team's annual SoxFest. "We made the assessment we were much better served as an organization to have both with us to start the 2018 season." Abreu and Garcia are both under contract through 2019, but they'll likely be dangled again this summer as the White Sox continue to try to stock up on top young talent.
Jan 29 - 12:23 PM

White Sox and 1B Jose Abreu avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $13 million contract.

Abreu batted .304/.354/.552 with 33 home runs and 102 RBI last season. He'll be under team control through 2019 before hitting free agency.
Jan 12 - 1:24 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI reports that there's "still nothing going on" regarding the Red Sox potentially pursuing Jose Abreu in a trade.

Abreu has been connected to Boston as the Red Sox seek a power bat, but at this point he appears to be far down their priority list. With as many bats as there are available, it wouldn't make much sense for the Red Sox to trade top prospects in order to land Abreu.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:02:00 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI says that trade talks between the Red Sox and White Sox involving Jose Abreu have been "overstated."

Bradford also says that there has never been much traction in regards to a trade between the two clubs involving the slugger. This is likely due to a variety of reasons, but the report that the White Sox wanted "an arm and both legs" for Abreu likely didn't help. With Eric Hosmer, Carlos Santana and a few other quality free agents available, it doesn't make sense for Boston to move their top prospects at this point.
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 01:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Omar Narvaez
3Kevan Smith
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Yoan Moncada
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Yolmer Sanchez
LF1Nick Delmonico
CF1Adam Engel
2Leury Garcia
RF1Avisail Garcia
2Trayce Thompson
DH1Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Rodon
2James Shields
3Lucas Giolito
4Reynaldo Lopez
5Miguel Gonzalez
6Carson Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Nate Jones
2Joakim Soria
3Luis Avilan
4Danny Farquhar
5Aaron Bummer
6Hector Santiago
7Bruce Rondon
8Chris Volstad