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Jose Abreu | First Baseman | #79

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 255
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2013 / UDFA / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox and 1B Jose Abreu avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $10.825 million contract.
It's actually a small pay cut from the $11.667 million that the 29-year-old slugger earned in 2016, but an increase from the $10.5 million he would've made had he not opted into arbitration this winter. Once Edwin Encarnacion finds a new home through free agency, expect trade interest in Abreu to pick up as he'd become the top option available and at a relatively affordable price. He got off to a slow start in 2016 and still finished the season hitting .293/.353/.468 with 25 long balls and 100 RBI. Sat, Dec 17, 2016 12:39:00 PM

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Date:'s Thomas Harding reports that there have been "preliminary talks" between the Rockies and White Sox involving Jose Abreu.

Harding says the two sides first discussed Abreu at last month's general managers meetings and that the rebuilding White Sox "seek several prospects" in return. He cautioned that the discussions "haven't gone beyond the preliminary stage" to this point. Harding adds that Rockies GM Jeff Bridich is also "considering the heavy price tag" for Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo, as it appears the club might be willing to pay up either in dollars or prospects to get a big-name first baseman. Any of the aforementioned trio would obviously see their fantasy value skyrocket should they wind up in Coors Field.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:02:00 PM

Jose Abreu has opted out of his current contract with the White Sox and will be arbitration-eligible this offseason.

Abreu's contract called for him to be paid $34 million over the next three seasons, but he had the option to go year to year in arbitration instead. He remains under team control through 2019 and will have a chance to make a bit more money through the arbitration process now. Abreu has batted .299/.360/.515 and averaged 30 homers and 103 in his first three seasons with the White Sox.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 04:22:00 PM

Jose Abreu ripped an RBI double and drew a walk against the Twins on Friday.

Abreu has cooled down a bit over the past week or so, but he still drove in 25 runs in September. He’s now just one RBI shy of reaching the 100-mark for the third straight season.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:27:00 AM

Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 and drove in a run during Saturday's victory over the Indians.

He smacked an RBI single in the first inning and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. He added a couple more singles later in the game and is now batting .299/.353/.480 with 25 homers and 97 RBI. His power output is down a bit this season despite home runs being way up around the league. Abreu is among a small group of players who can provide high batting averages without sacrificing home run power.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 11:43:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Monday’s loss to the Royals.

Abreu started out very slow this season, but he continues to deliver for fantasy owners at the most critical time of the year. He’s hitting .374 with 14 homers and 40 RBI over his last 43 games.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 05:20:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a run scored Friday against the Royals.

Both hits were singles. With back-to-back two-hit games, Abreu has now inched his way up to a .300 batting average for the year. It has been a monster turnaround, especially when you consider he was hitting .268 as recently as August 2.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 11:44:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk Thursday as the White Sox edged the Indians 2-1.

Carlos Sanchez had the game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth. Abreu's homer was his 24th. 13 of those have come in 57 games since the All-Star break. He's batting .341 during that span.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 05:34:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Abreu had a pair of RBI singles in the win, the sixth time in his last nine games the first baseman has registered multiple hits. His 94 RBI are eighth-most in the American League, and Abreu also has 23 homers and 60 runs scored. A strong finish could ensure his second .300 season (he's at .299 after Tuesday's game) in three years since coming to the majors.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 12:23:00 AM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a home run, his 23rd homer of the year, in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

There was a point this season that Abreu couldn't seem to do anything right, but the first baseman has figured it out in a big way since the start of June. He's been even hotter recently, with Tuesday's dinger coming as his fifth in his last seven games. The 29-year-old also has multiple hits in six of his last nine contests. It all adds up to a .294/.347/.480 line with those 23 homers, 87 RBI and 56 runs scored.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Jose Abreu crunched the universe in Sunday's 12-inning, 13-11 win over the Twins, finishing 3-for-7 with two homers and seven RBI.

Six of Abreu's seven RBI in the game came home via a pair of three-run home runs. He whacked the first off Andrew Albers in the first inning, then circled back around to crack another three-run shot in the seventh inning. With that huge performance under his belt, the slugger is now slashing .293/.346/.476 with 22 homers and 86 RBI over 529 at-bats. He has been swinging an absolutely burning bat of late and has homered five times in his last 10 games.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 07:04:00 PM

Jose Abreu went 3-for-6 with three RBI in Friday’s 11-4 win over the Twins.

Abreu had an RBI single in the first inning before plating two more runs with a single in the eighth. He has now reached base in 29 straight games, the longest such streak in the majors. After a slow start to the season, he’s now batting .293/.347/.469 with 20 homers and 79 RBI.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 12:58:00 AM

Jose Abreu went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Twins.

Abreu has now hit the 20-homer plateau for the third straight season, but he's got some work to do to reach the 30-homer mark achieved in each of his first two years in the majors. Even if he doesn't get there, his late-season surge has been promising for fantasy owners and Sox fans -- Abreu hit .362/.414/.648 with eight homers, 18 RBI and 17 runs scored in August, easily his best month to date. He's hitting .291/.346/.469 overall, and perhaps he'll parlay Thursday's performance into an even stronger month of September to close out 2016 on a high note.
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Jose Abreu blasted his 18th home run of the season on Saturday, powering the White Sox in a 9-3 victory over the Mariners.

He wasn't alone, as teammates Avisail Garcia, Tyler Saladino and Alex Avila also left the yard. Abreu's solo shot in the first inning gave the White Sox an early 2-0 advantage. He finished the night 1-for-5 and is now hitting .285/.341/.455 with 18 homers and 72 RBI on the year.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:11:00 PM

Jose Abreu homered in his third straight game Tuesday, leading the White Sox to a lopsided 9-1 victory over the Phillies.

Abreu finished 2-for-3 with three RBI in the game, knocking an RBI single in the third inning before blasting a two-run homer in the fifth. After a largely pedestrian season, Abreu is lighting it up in the month of August, hitting .373 with six homers, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored. The good month has his overall line up to .285/.341/.455 with 17 home runs, 70 RBI and 48 runs scored.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Brett Lawrie
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Tyler Saladino
3B1Todd Frazier
2Yoan Moncada
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Cody Asche
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Adam Engel
3Jacob May
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Rymer Liriano
2Willy Garcia
DH1Avisail Garcia
2Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Reynaldo Lopez
7Lucas Giolito
8Dylan Covey
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Tommy Kahnle
8Chris Beck
9Juan Minaya
10Giovanni Soto
11Brad Goldberg
12Anthony Swarzak