Jose Abreu has only inflammation in ankle, no structural damage

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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