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White Sox set to introduce Jose Abreu

Cuba's first baseman Jose Abreu hits grslam fifth inning their World Baseball Classic first round game against ChinFukuokJapan Monday March

Cuba's first baseman Jose Abreu hits a grand slam in the fifth inning of their World Baseball Classic first round game against China in Fukuoka, Japan, Monday, March 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Updated: October 28, 2013 11:00PM



The White Sox are expected to officially announce the signing of Cuban slugger Jose Dariel Abreu at a Tuesday press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. at U.S. Cellular Field.

Abreu, a 26-year-old first baseman, agreed to a six-year, $68 million contract 10 days ago.

In the 2010-11 season in Cuba, Abreu batted .453 with 33 home runs and 93 RBI in 66 games. At the World Baseball Classic this spring, Abreu

was 9-for-25 wiih three home runs and nine RBI.

The Sox beat out several teams for Abreu’s services, including the Colorado Rockies, who offered a reported $63 million.



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