Abreu agreed to a one-year, $16 million contract with the White Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports. For the first time in five seasons in affiliated baseball, Abreu fell short of 25 homers and 100 RBI, but he still put together a nice season and will be rewarded with a $3 million pay increase in his final year of arbitration. Abreu is set to remain the primary first baseman in 2019 with Yonder Alonso expected to see most of his time at DH, and projects to remain the three hole hitter.
Abreu (infection) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. With less than a week left in the regular season and the White Sox well out of playoff contention, the team opted to shut down the stud first baseman. Abreu played just six games over the final month and a half of the season due to multiple injuries, preventing him from reaching 25 homers and 100 RBI for the first time in his five-year career. He should be ready to go by the start of spring training.
Abreu (infection) isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Cubs. Abreu continues to be listed as day-to-day after dealing with an infection on his right thigh. Although the issue resulted in a trip to the hospital, he's back with the team and could take the field in the series finale Sunday. Matt Davidson will get the call at first base with Abreu on the bench.
Abreu (infection) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs. Abreu has been out since Tuesday after being hospitalized with an infection on his right thigh. He was released from the hospital Wednesday but is not yet ready to return to the field. Matt Davidson will start at first base in his absence.
Abreu returned to the team prior to Thursday's game but is still unavailable to play while recovering from an infection in his right thigh, Daryl Van Schouwen of The Chicago Sun-Times reports. Van Schouwen added that Abreu was walking a little gingerly, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise after the first baseman was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Initially the club was hopeful that Abreu would be able to return for Friday's series opener against the Cubs, but that seems overly optimistic barring significant improvement. Expect him to require a few more days off.