Found October 29, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
The Chicago White Sox officially announced the signing of Cuban slugger Jose Abreu and introduced the 26-year-old first baseman in a news conference Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Sox signed Abreu to a deal for $68 million over six years. Abreu will receive a $10 million signing bonus and will be paid $7 million in 2014 and 2015, $10 million in 2016, $10.5 million in 2017, $11.5 million in 2018 and $12 million in 2019.
Abreu and his agents were among those in attendance for the announcement.
Abreu defected from Cuba over the summer. While playing for Cienfuegos in Cuba's Serie Nacional in 2010-11, Abreu led the league with a .453 batting average and, in 66 games, had 33 home runs and 93 RBIs. The next season, Abreu compiled a .394 average, 35 home runs and 99 RBIs
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a six-year, $68 million deal with Cuban slugger Jose Abreu. The White Sox announced the move on Tuesday, about a week and a half after they reached an agreement.
The 26-year-old Abreu will receive a signing bonus of $10 million and earn $7 million in 2014.
Abreu, who defected over the summer, batted .360 (9-for-25) with three home runs and nine...
Kiley shares a scouting report on new White Sox 1B Jose Abreu, who recently signed a 6-year deal for $68 million.
There have been no shortage of opinions regarding the Chicago White Sox’ signing of Jose Dariel Abreu. We have seen how his statistics match up to other recent Cuban defectors before the jump, as well as heard differing scouts’ opinions regarding how those stats will translate stateside. I will not try to add to either of these discussions. I think the stat comparisons to...
The Chicago White Sox have not given up interest on retaining Paul Konerko for the 2014 season, despite the recent signing of Cuban first basemen Jose Abreu.
As reported by Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com, the idea that Konerko, a free agent, would sign a new White Sox deal was put into question when Abreu was signed. If the White Sox bring back Konerko, it would be on a one-year...
From 2012 to 2013, the White Sox dropped 27 games in the standings, thanks to losing 22 more games this past year. The Sox also somehow saw their run differential swing by 197 runs down to -125, the third worst mark in the American League. Needless to say, there will be changes this winter.
The White Sox already filled one of their biggest needs this offseason by inking...
Word on the street is the San Francisco Giants were in the contract negotiations with Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu. They decided to withdraw themselves once the price was really starting to rise. The reason being, if they signed Abreu, they’d still have to move their best first baseman to left field. If Abreu was a left fielder I’m sure we would be talking about the big contract Abreu jus...
The Blue Jays are in the market for a new second baseman, and one of their early targets appears to be Chicago's Gordon Beckham.
MLB.com has learned that the Blue Jays have interest in acquiring the White Sox second baseman, which dates back to last offseason, when the possibility of a trade was first explored. The interest has since been renewed with general manager Alex Anthopoulos...
The Toronto Blue Jays have interest in acquiring White Sox second basemen Gordon Beckham, according to MLB’s Scott Merkin and Gregor Chisholm.
The Jays first became interested in Beckham last season, now according to the report they have newfound interest in bringing Beckham aboard as general manager Alex Anthopoulos has intent on upgrading the position.
Notes on nine prospects, including White Sox outfielder Jared Mitchell and Marlins lefty Andrew Heaney.