- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 255 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/29/1987 (33)
The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Jose Abreu to a three-year, $50 million contract extension. Abreu recently signed the teams qualifying offer, but the club decided to reward the slugger with an extra two years. The White Sox have first baseman Andrew Vaughn rising up the ranks in their farm system and Abreu will likely become the designated hitter at some point during his contract. Abreu hit .284 with 33 home runs and 123 RBI this past season and will be in the middle of what could be an underrated White Sox offense in 2020.
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu accepted the one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offer on Thursday, according to sources. Barring an extension, Abreu will be a free agent after the 2020 season. The 32-year-old Cuban quietly led baseball with 123 RBI in 2019 and also slugged 33 home runs, hit .284 and scored 85 runs for the rebuilding Pale Hose. Abreu is a fine consolation prize at first base once the big names come off the board, and a young White Sox club should be better in 2020 with Abreu once again hitting in the middle of the order.
The Miami Marlins are interested in first baseman Jose Abreu, although losing a draft pick in order to acquire him could dissuade them from pursuing him. The expectation is that Abreu will re-sign with the White Sox, where he hit .284/.330/.503 with 33 home runs, 85 runs and 123 RBI in 2019. Abreu has had 30-plus home runs for the Pale Hose in four of his six seasons and continues to be productive across the board. Moving to a rebuilding team like the Fish in a pitcher-friendly environment would lower Abreu's upside considerably. He's in a much better spot to continue producing in Chicago for a team that is nearing contention quickly.