MLB

more stats

White Sox sign Cuba's Abreu

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a six-year, $68-million contract with free agent Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu.

Abreu will receive a $10-million signing bonus and be paid $7 million in 2014 and 2015, $10 million in 2016, $10.5 million in 2017, $11.5 million in 2018 and $12 million in 2019.

Abreu's power was introduced to the masses during the 2013 World Baseball Classic when he batted .360 with three homers, nine RBI and six runs scored over six games.

"We are very excited to add a talent like Jose to our roster for the next several years," said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. "His skill set should translate very well to our ballpark, and we expect him to be a part of successful White Sox teams throughout his time in Chicago."

The 26-year-old has played the last nine seasons for Cienfuegos in Serie Nacional (Cuban National Series), Cuba's top-level league. The 6-foot-3, 255- pound Abreu made his debut with the team in 2004 at age 17.

Including the postseason, Abreu has hit .392 with 133 home runs, 337 RBI and 311 runs scored 346 games over the last four seasons.

In his final season with Cienfuegos, Abreu hit .316 with 19 home runs and 60 RBI over 83 games. He also posted a .479 on-base and .604 slugging percentage last season.

10/29 12:18:27 ET

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tonight at 11:35 on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Maryland at Syracuse

    Tomorrow at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Tomorrow at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Tomorrow at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Logan Zone with Steve Logan

    Tomorrow at 10:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs. Presbyterian

    Tomorrow at 6:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • Football Friday

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
MLB
Final
CHC 5
LOS 14
4th
BAL 1
BOS 0
 
3rd
PIT 0
MIL 1
 
3rd
NYY 3
TOR 2
 
3rd
TAM 2
CWS 0
 
3rd
MIA 1
WAS 2
 
2nd
ATL 0
NYM 0
 
8:10pm Tonight
COL
ARI
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CLE
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
DET
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
SEA
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CIN
9:35pm Tonight
OAK
PHI
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
TEX
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
1st
SFLA 0
UCONN 0