Chicago White Sox first baseman and designated hitter, Jose Abreu, has agreed to a 3-year, $50 million deal.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported the re-signing on Friday.
The Chicago #Whitesox sign Jose Abreu to 3-year, $50 million contract, paying him $5 million signing bonus, $11 million in 2020, $16 million in 2021 and $18 million in 2022 with $4 million deferred.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2019
The six-year veteran has spent his entire MLB tenure with the White Sox. In 2019 Abreu hit .284 with 123 RBI and 33 home runs. Those numbers were good enough to earn him a spot in the All-Star Game, his third appearance since 2014.
Abreu has hit over .300 twice. His rookie year he hit .314 with an OBP of .383, and in 2017 he hit .304 earning his highest hit total with 189. In addition to his three All Star appearances, he also won Rookie of the Year.
Given his production and his ability to play a fielding position on top of being a top-flight DH, this deal seems right for both sides. He will be under the team’s control until 2023.
The White Sox open their season at home against the Kansas City Royals. They also will play the Yankees in the highly-touted “Field of Dreams” game in Dyersville, Iowa on August 13. Chicago finished third in the AL Central with a record of 72-89.
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