Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:37:57 -0700
Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu will receive a $10 million signing bonus as part of his six-year, $68 million deal that became official Tuesday, Oct. 29. He'll make $7 million next year and in 2015, $10 million in 2016, $10.5 million in 2017, $11.5 million in 2018 and $12 million in 2019. He hit .316 with 19 home runs and 60 RBIs in 83 games last year in the Cuban league. Despite the signing, the team remains interested in bringing back impending free-agent 1B Paul Konerko.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:11:27 -0700
In his weekly question and answer column, Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Paul Hoynes suggests the Cleveland Indians were never serious contenders for OF Jose Abreu. Hoynes said a lot of clubs felt the Chicago White Sox paid too much for Abreu at $68 million for six years. He's reportedly not as athletic as Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig and Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes and is more of a DH/first base type who is going to have to put up big numbers to justify the contract.
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 18:24:07 -0700
The Colorado Rockies offered 1B Jose Abreu $63 million, but he signed a six-year, $68 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:37:06 -0700
The Chicago White Sox agreed to a six-year, $68 million deal with Cuban 1B Jose Abreu Thursday, Oct. 17, which will be the largest free-agent contract given to an international player. Abreu hit .453 with 33 home runs and 93 RBIs in 63 games in the 2010-11 season in Cuba and missed time with a shoulder ailment. He's expected to take over the first base position from 1B Paul Konerko, who is set to become a free agent and may retire. The Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants were all interested in Abreu.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:19:52 -0700
Four other teams bid between $63-68 million for free-agent 1B Jose Abreu. The Chicago White Sox won the bidding at $68 million.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:38:46 -0700
The Chicago White Sox are close to an agreement with Cuban 1B Jose Abreu on a six-year deal worth $68 million. The deal will be finalized once Abreu passes a physical.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:07:18 -0700
The Texas Rangers are heavily pursuing Cuban 1B Jose Abreu.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:54:38 -0700
The Miami Marlins are no longer pursuing Cuban 1B Jose Abreu.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:39:49 -0700
Cuban 1B Jose Abreu is close to signing a six-year deal worth $68 million with an undisclosed team. Abreu is expected to sign with the Chicago White Sox.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:22:27 -0700
The Boston Red Sox don't expect to sign Cuban free-agent 1B Jose Abreu, and the Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros are now seen as the front-runners for his services. The Astros made a bid between $50 million and $60 million and were turned down.