White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had a historic April, setting new rookie records with 10 home runs and 31 runs batted in during the season's first month. He has been worth every penny of his six-year, $68 million contract so far.
Abreu went 0-for-4 on Saturday, though he still showed off some creativity in the field. After a hard-hit ground ball got stuck in the webbing of his glove, he flipped the entire glove over to the pitcher at first base for the out. To the video:
Smart, heads up by play Abreu, but it's been done before. Fellow Cuban defector Orlando Hernandez beat him to the whole "throw the glove over to first" thing by a decade and a half. Here's El Duque in 1999:
El Duque's play was better because he actually had to throw his glove over to first. Abreu just flipped it. Sorry, Jose.