The White Sox lost rookie slugger and MLB home run leader Jose Abreu to what was called "posterior tibia tendonitis" in his left ankle. He was placed on the 15-day DL and sent for more tests over the weekend.
Those tests have brought good news:
#WhiteSox news on Jose Abreu is good: MRI revealed inflammation only.— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) May 19, 2014
Jose Abreu will be in a boot for next several days and to be re-evaluated during homestand. #WhiteSox— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesCSN) May 19, 2014
The ChiSox kick off a 10-game homestand on Thursday, so the re-evaluation is coming relatively soon.
Abreu, 27, has hit .260/.312/.595 with 15 home runs this season, two more than any other player coming into Monday. Chicago gave him a six-year, $68 million contract over the winter, the largest ever given to an internationally signed position player.
With Abreu out, Paul Konerko is expected to move into the lineup on a nearly full-time base.