White Sox set to introduce Jose Abreu
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN October 28, 2013 11:52AM
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)
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.