White Sox manager Tony La Russa said Abreu may make his spring debut Tuesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Abreu entered camp late due to COVID-19. He's taken batting practice every day since Saturday, appeared in an intrasquad game, and fielded groundballs Monday.
Abreu (COVID-19) arrived at spring training Saturday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Abreu missed the first several days of camp after testing positive for COVID-19, but he was asymptomatic and felt healthy through his recovery. He was expected to rejoin the team Monday, but he arrived at camp ahead of schedule and should join the White Sox for team activities. It's not yet clear whether he'll be available for the first few games of Cactus League play, but the first baseman should have plenty of time to prepare for Opening Day.
The White Sox announced Wednesday that Abreu is being held out of spring training after testing positive for COVID-19, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Per James Fegan of The Athletic, general manager Rick Hahn relayed that Abreu believes he contracted the virus in January, but the first baseman has been "completely asymptomatic" and "feels great." Even so, Abreu is expected to remain away from the team for the next several days in compliance with MLB intake protocols. Manager Tony La Russa said that he's hopeful that Abreu could return to the team by Monday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports. Whether his absence impacts his availability for the start of the regular season remains to be seen.
Abreu's arrival at camp is delayed due to COVID-19 testing, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
The White Sox don't anticipate the delay being a long one, as Abreu is expected to arrive Wednesday. That's just three days before spring training games begin, so Abreu may miss the start of Cactus League play, but he should still have more than enough time to prepare for the start of the regular season.
Abreu was named the 2020 American League Most Valuable Player on Thursday.
Abreu received 21 of 30 first-place votes, with Jose Ramirez receiving eight votes while DJ LeMahieu received one. The 33-year-old slashed .317/.370/.617 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI while appearing in all 60 games during the abbreviated 2020 season.
Abreu went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Cubs.
Abreu finished off a five-run, fourth-inning rally with a three-run double to give the White Sox the lead and bring them back from an early deficit. The three RBI give Abreu 60 through 59 games and assures him of an RBI-per-game pace for the shortened season.
Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-3 extra-inning loss to Cleveland.
He took Adam Plutko deep in the sixth inning to tie the game at 1-1. Abreu is up to 19 homers on the year, including six in the last 11 games -- a stretch during which he's hitting .452 (19-for-42) with 16 RBI.
Abreu went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Reds.
The veteran first baseman has been on a tear, slashing .484/.529/1.000 over his last eight games with five homers and 12 RBI. The surge has given Abreu the league lead in RBI at 52 to go along with 18 home runs, and his .330/.374/.646 slash line has him on pace for a career-best 1.020 OPS.
Abreu went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two RBI in Thursday's victory over the Twins.
Abreu slugged a solo homer to center during the fourth inning, and he beat out an infield single to drive in a run in the seventh, tying the game at three. Abreu has homered in back-to-back contests and is currently enjoying a six-game hitting streak.
Abreu went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Twins.
Abreu's fourth-inning homer was one of just two hits the White Sox had in the game. It was his 16th home run of the season, to go with 49 RBI, 37 runs scored and an excellent .327/.367/.629 slash line in 49 contests.
Abreu went 4-for-4 with a walk, two home runs, seven RBI and five runs scored Saturday against the Tigers.
Abreu delivered a pair of three-run homers one game after his 22-game hitting streak came to a close. He also benefited from a strong surrounding lineup, scoring each time he reached base. Abreu now has five multi-RBI appearances in his past 11 games, bringing his season total to 47. Overall, he's hitting .319/.364/.627 in 198 plate appearances.
Abreu went 0-for-4 in Friday night's game against the Tigers, ending his 22-game hitting streak.
Abreu slashed .370/.414/.772 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI over the streak and is currently third in the majors with 40 RBI.
Abreu went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Royals.
Abreu's first-inning homer, his 13th, extended his hitting streak to 19 games and elevated him to the top of the RBI leaderboard with 40. During the 19-game stretch, Abreu is batting .397 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI -- the most RBI in a 19-game hitting streak since Mike Piazza had 32 RBI in the first 19 games of a 21-game hitting streak in 2000.
Abreu went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Twins.
Abreu's first-inning single extended his hit streak to 15 games, an extremely productive stretch in which he's bashed nine home runs, driven in 20 runs, scored 13 times and posted a 1.367 OPS. The first baseman has 22 extra-base hits among his 46 hits and sports a .313 ISO.
Abreu went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Monday's win against the Twins.
Abreu has pushed his hitting streak to 14 games and has recorded two or more hits in six of those contests. The slugging first baseman has been one of the most consistent hitters in the American League and is slashing an impressive .414/.460/.966 during his torrid 14-game stretch.
Abreu went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Pirates.
Abreu finished off the scoring with a two-run shot in the seventh inning. The blast was his 12th of the season, tying him with Fernando Tatis for the MLB lead, and extended his hitting streak to 10 games. He's gone 19-for-40 with nine homers, 18 RBI and a 1.748 OPS during the streak.
Abreu went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run Sunday against the Cubs.
Abreu homered in his first at-bat -- which came in the second inning -- giving him home runs in four consecutive at-bats dating back to Saturday's contest. He now has 11 home runs on the season, six of which came in the team's weekend series against the Cubs. His incredible stretch of production has increased his line to .322/.365/.669 with 22 runs scored and 28 RBI across 126 plate appearances.
Abreu went 4-for-4 with three home runs, four RBI and three runs scored against the Cubs on Saturday.
Abreu powered the White Sox to victory, helping to maintain their lead late in the game by homering in each of his last three at-bats. He has five home runs across the first two games of the team's series against the Cubs, giving him 10 total for the campaign. With his recent power surge, Abreu is now hitting .322/.361/.652 with 21 runs scored and 27 RBI across 122 plate appearances.
Abreu went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in Friday's 10-1 win over the Cubs.
The potent White Sox offense battered Cubs starter Jon Lester, launching four of its six homers off the left-hander. Abreu extended his hitting streak to six games -- with multiple hits in the last four -- going 12-for-26 with three doubles, four homers and 11 RBI during that stretch. As in years past, Abreu tops the White Sox in RBI with 23 over 27 games played.
Abreu went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a single, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 9-0 win over Detroit.
After already recording a pair of hits on the day, Abreu capped his game off with a two-run double to give the White Sox a 7-0 lead in the eighth. The first baseman has now hit safely in five straight. He will bring a .292 batting average and 19 RBI into Friday's game against the Cubs.
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