Abreu isn't starting the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against Cleveland, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Abreu went 0-for-2 with two walks in the first game of Thursday's twin bill, and he'll take a seat for Game 2. Gavin Sheets will start at first base while Brian Goodwin enters the lineup in right field.
Abreu (soreness) will bat third and play first base Tuesday against the Tigers. Abreu sat Monday with what manager Tony La Russa called "sore spots all over." The issue didn't seem to be a major one, so it's no surprise to see him back in action one day later. The White Sox can afford to be generous with such maintenance days down the stretch, as they've all but clinched their division.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Abreu is being withheld from the lineup Monday against the Tigers because he has "sore spots all over," James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Based on the tenor of La Russa's comments, Abreu doesn't seem to be dealing with any sort of legitimate injury, so consider his absence to be more of a veteran maintenance day. That said, fantasy managers in leagues with daily lineup moves will still want to check back and confirm that Abreu is back in action Tuesday.
Abreu isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers. Abreu went 6-for-19 with two doubles, six RBI and three runs across the last five games, and he'll get a rare day off Monday. Gavin Sheets will shift to first base while Leury Garcia starts in right field.
Abreu went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Rangers. Abreu singled in the fourth inning, driving in Cesar Hernandez and Tim Anderson. In addition, he singled and scored in the seventh inning. He has a pair of RBI in three of his last four games. The 34-year-old is slashing .261/.346/.488 with 29 homers, 113 RBI and 83 runs scored in 614 plate appearances.