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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
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Jose Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Indians.
Abreu took Josh Tomlin deep with one out in the sixth inning for his second home run of the spring. He has been an incredibly consistent hitter since coming over from Cuba, boasting a .299/.360/.515 career triple-slash in three seasons. Mar 25 - 7:08 PM

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Jose Abreu went 1-for-2 with a double in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Rangers.

The two-bagger was Abreu's second such hit of the spring. He was a late arrival to camp due to his having to testify in a federal trial. Over the course of his three years in the majors, he has proven to swing a consistent stick, having cracked at least 25 homers in each of those seasons. Each of those seasons also saw him post 100 RBI. The slugger owns a sturdy career triple-slash of .299/.360/.515.
Mar 11 - 6:52 PM

Jose Abreu is expected back in camp on Friday following the conclusion of his testimony in the federal trial of agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada.

Initially, Abreu was expected to return to camp on Wednesday following his testimony -- Hernandez and Estrada face conspiracy and alien smuggling charges -- but that testimony will carry into Thursday now. Unless this stretches even longer, the slugger will travel back from Miami to Arizona on Thursday and should be in camp on Friday.
Mar 1 - 6:35 PM

Jose Abreu will testify Wednesday in Miami in the federal trial of agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada.

Hernandez and Estrada are facing conspiracy and alien smuggling charges. "I expect [Abreu] back Wednesday," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "I don’t know if he’ll be here in time. We’ll plan on him being here, but plan on not using him [Wednesday]. It’s something that we were made aware of, and so he’s got to have this time, and once he gets back, I’m sure he’ll be wanting to get back in the swing of things."
Feb 28 - 10:58 PM

Jose Abreu went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer as the White Sox and Cubs played to a 4-4 tie on Monday.

His power production has been trending downward each season of his three-year career. Even so, he still hit 25 home runs and drove in 100 RBI to go with a .293 batting average last season. Now 30 years old, Abreu remains a solid run producer in the middle of the White Sox lineup. He is expected to miss the next day or two of camp due to a personal matter.
Feb 27 - 11:34 PM

Jose Abreu will travel to Miami in order to deal with a personal matter.

Abreu is expected back in White Sox camp on Wednesday. The first baseman slugged his first home run of the spring on Monday.
Feb 27 - 5:57 PM

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

MLB.com'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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Omar Narvaez
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
2Cody Asche
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Jacob May
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Rymer Liriano
DH1Avisail Garcia
2Matt Davidson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Quintana
2James Shields
3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Michael Ynoa
5Jake Petricka
6Dan Jennings
7Dylan Covey
8Juan Minaya
9Anthony Swarzak
10Mayckol Guaipe