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Jose Abreu has only inflammation in ankle, no structural damage

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The White Sox got good news about Jose Abreu's ankle.
The White Sox got good news about Jose Abreu's ankle. (USATSI)

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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:

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.

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