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79 Jose Abreu 1B
Height/Weight: 6-3/255 | Birthdate: 1/29/1987 | Birthplace: Cruces, Cienfuegos, Cuba | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 115.48
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Jose Abreu hits number 30


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit his 30th home run Friday against the Twins.

Abreu got to work immediately, hitting a home run in his first at-bat. With two men on, Abreu crushed a hanging curveball out to center for a three-run shot. Abreu also singled and was hit by a pitch during the game. He finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


Jose Abreu back on field Wednesday for White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) White Sox slugger Jose Abreu has recovered enough from a back ailment to return to the lineup Wednesday against Kansas City. He missed the game Tuesday night.

Abreu returns on a tear. He has hit safely in 30 of his last 31 games and has raised his average from .260 to .292 during that stretch. He leads the majors with 29 home runs.


Jose Abreu gets night off with sore back


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is getting the day off Tuesday against the Royals, due to minor soreness in his back, manager Robin Ventura told reporters.

Abreu is available to pinch-hit off the bench Tuesday, and is expected back in the lineup in time for Wednesday's game. This is the first game Abreu has missed since he returned from the disabled list in early June.  


Jose Abreu riding 11-game hitting streak


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu owns an 11-game hitting streak after going 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored Sunday. He's batting .400 (18 for 45) during the streak.

Abreu has hit safely in 29 of his past 30 games, hitting .353 in that span. For the season the All-Star is batting .293 with 29 homers and 74 RBI.


Jose Abreu has hit safely in 26 of his last 27 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) White Sox All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu will open the second half of the season with an eight-game hitting streak. In fact, the rookie first baseman has failed to record a hit just once in his last 27 games.

Abreu is batting .355 with a .400 on-base percentage, .692 slugging percentage and 1.092 OPS in his last 27 games. He also has six doubles, 10 home runs, 15 runs, 22 RBI, eight walks (five intentional), 18 strikeouts and one stolen base in that span.


Jose Abreu slugs homer No. 28


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu moved back into a tie for first in the home run race Wednesday, as he clubbed his 28th homer of the season in a 5-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Abreu opened the game with a solo shot in the first inning, and ended up finishing the game 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run. It was his third home run in the last nine games, and gave him 28 for the season, to go with 70 RBI.

Abreu is hitting .284/.333/.627 in 306 at-bats through the first 78 games of his rookie season.


Jose Abreu doubles twice, reaches base four times


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu put together a big game Tuesday, in an 8-3 win over the Red Sox.

Abreu reached base four times in the game, as he went 3 for 4 with a walk. He added a pair of double, though did not drive in any runs, while scoring once in the win.

Abreu is hitting .281/.331/.619 in 77 games, while ranking second in the American League with 27 home runs and fourth with 69 RBI. 


American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians

Jose Abreu hits number 27 Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu belted his 27th home run Friday against the Mariners. 

Abreu stepped to the plate with one man on in the fifth inning. On the first pitch of the at-bat, Abreu hammered a 92 mph fastball out to left center for the two run shot. It was his only hit of the game. Abreu finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. He's hitting .280/.330/.629 over 286 at-bats.


Jose Abreu opens doubleheader with three-run shot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu had one hit in each game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.

Abreu went 1 for 3 with a walk in the 8-4 loss in game one, though his one hit was a three-run home run to push him back into the league lead for home runs. He followed that up by going 1 for 4 in a 7-5 loss in the second game.

Abreu has taken the league by storm as a rookie. In 71 games, he has 26 home runs and 67 RBI, both of which put him into a tie for the major-league lead. He is also hitting .280/.329/.627 in 279 at-bats, ranking fifth in the American League in OPS.  


Jose Abreu continues home run binge Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu continued his home run binge Friday against the White Sox.

Playing against home run leader Edwin Encarnacion, Abreu apparently came into the game with something to prove. In the fifth inning, Abreu hit his first home run of the game. He worked a seven-pitch at-bat from R.A. Dickey, before taking him out to left.

Abreu's next home run came in an identical situation. He led off the seventh against R.A. Dickey. After working a five-pitch at-bat, Abreu muscled a solo shot to center field. Abreu has now hit 25 home runs this season, and is tied with Encarnacion and Nelson Cruz for the league-lead. He's hitting .280/.330/.633 over 264 at-bats.


Jose Abreu smacks historic home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2 for 5 with a walk and a record-setting home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Orioles Wednesday.

Abreu became the first player in major-league history to hit 23 home runs in his first 65 games played after slugging his fourth-inning home run. It was his fourth home run in his last eight games, and the slugger now owns a 10-game hitting streak. He has hit .276/.325/.615 with 61 RBI in 257 at-bats.


Jose Abreu knocks 22nd home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 6-4 loss to the Orioles Monday.

Abreu, who served as the designated hitter in the game, earned his first RBI on a groundout in the third inning before smacking a solo home run in the sixth inning to even the game at 2-2. He collected his third RBI on a seventh-inning double that put his team up 4-2, but the Orioles offense came through in the end to deny the White Sox a win. Abreu has hit .274/.322/.613 with 22 home runs and 60 RBI in 248 at-bats during his rookie season.


Jose Abreu has career-high hitting streak


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has a career-high six-game hitting streak after recording two singles Saturday. He has driven in a run or homered in 11 of his last 22 games and is showing no ill effects with his earlier battle with ankle tendinitis, reports MLB.com.

"He's fine. He hasn't talked about it, he hasn't even brought it up," manager Robin Ventura said of Abreu. "Even when he's running around, you see him running pretty good. Sometimes it looks like something is there, but he ran like that when he first got here, so I think that's just part of the way he runs."

Abreu is hitting .271 with 21 homers and 55 RBI in 240 at-bats.


Jose Abreu takes Tim Hudson deep in defeat of Giants


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) White Sox slugger Jose Abreu continued to terrorize opposing pitchers Wednesday. His latest victim was Giants starter Tim Hudson, whom he took deep for a two-run tater in the first inning of a Chicago win. It was his 20th homer of the season.

Abreu also singled and scored in the fifth as he bolstered his stat line to .269/.321/.608.


Jose Abreu smashes 19th homer in Wednesday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) White Sox slugger Jose Abreu did what he's been doing much of the season Wednesday night - he slugged a home run to help his team win.

Abreu deposited a Justin Verlander pitch 412 feet into the stands in the second inning and added two more hits and a walk in a runaway victory. His stat line now stands at an impressive .270/.323/.627. That slugging percentage ranks second in the majors.


Jose Abreu goes yard in win over Tigers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu launched his 18th home run of the season Monday night against the Tigers.

Abreu took starter Rick Porcello deep for a two-run shot in the sixth inning. He added double and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI in a 6-5 win. He is hitting .260 with 18 homers and 49 RBI in 200 at-bats.

Jose Abreu smashes 17th home run in win vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 4-1 win over the Dodgers Tuesday.

Abreu hit a home run in his return from an ankle injury Monday, then followed it up with another homer one day later. It was the second time this season he homered in consecutive games. Abreu has hit .265/.315/.619 with 17 home runs and 47 RBI in 181 at-bats.


Jose Abreu goes deep in first game back from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu picked things up right where he left off, going yard in his first game back from the disabled list in his team's 5-2 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

In his first game action since May 17, Abreu took starter Clayton Kershaw deep for a two-run home run in the fourth inning for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. He owns a .260/.311/.605 slash line with a 16 homers and 44 RBI in 177 at-bats.

White Sox activate Jose Abreu


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) The White Sox reinstated first baseman Jose Abreu from the disabled list, and he should be in Monday's lineup against the Dodgers. Abreu was hitting .260 with 15 homers and 42 RBI before suffering the ankle injury and going on the DL on May 18.

Jose Abreu able to get through sim game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was able to get through a simulated game Saturday.

Abreu took a few at-bats, and was able to run out a single. He also connected on at least two doubles, and was hit by a pitch. Abreu was seen limping slightly after the game, but it doesn't seem serious. The team expects him to go through another simulated game Sunday in preparation to be activated Monday. He's expected to be activated Monday as long as he does not experience a setback.


Jose Abreu on track to return Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (ankle) remains on track to return from the disabled list on Monday, ESPN Chicago reports.

"I'm hopeful," manager Robin Ventura said. "We're going to get him some workouts here (Saturday) and Sunday and see how he does. It's some simulated stuff that he can do that we wouldn't have to send him out on a rehab assignment. So, that's a part of the evaluation to make sure he's going to be ready to go, hopefully, Monday."

Monday return looks likely for Jose Abreu, without rehab


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu looks like he will be able to avoid a minor-league rehab assignment, and has a hard target date for his return from an ankle injury.  

"We're going over that right now," manager Robin Ventura told MLB.com Wednesday. "You're trying to see if you can get him the work here so he wouldn't have to go out."

Abreu has been working out with the team, taking grounders and receiving treatment. Barring an unforeseen setback, he is hoping to return from the disabled list for the start of a series against the Dodgers Monday. 


Jose Abreu 'felt great' after pregame workout


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu "felt great" after fielding 25 grounders, playing catch for 10 minutes and hitting 30 balls off a tee, reports MLB.com. Abreu (ankle) is eligible to come off the disabled list June 2.

Jose Abreu to do light work in batting cage


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, who has shed his walking boot, will do light work in the batting cage before Monday's game against the Indians, reports CSNChicago.com. Abreu is on the 15-day DL with an ankle injury and is prepping for a June 2 return.

He's hitting .260 with 15 homers and 42 RBI.