White Sox, Abreu attain three-year, $50 million deal

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FILE PHOTO: Sep 29, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) runs to first base after being hit by a pitch for the second time in opposition to the Detroit Tigers in the course of the third inning at Assured Price Discipline. Necessary Credit score: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Chicago White Sox agreed Friday to a three-year, $50 million contract extension with All-Star first baseman Jose Abreu.

Abreu already had accepted the crew’s one-year, $17.eight million qualifying provide, basically making Friday’s transfer a two-year, $32.2 million extension.

“Everyone is aware of the group of gifted gamers that we’ve got, and I need to assist information them and collectively make the Chicago White Sox a championship crew,” Abreu stated via an interpreter Friday. “There’s not any doubt that we’re going to be actually good as a result of I do know these guys. I’ve been working with them. And I do know their need to get higher, their need to compete and their need to be champions.”

The White Sox have change into the quickest deal maker within the offseason. The Abreu contract comes sooner or later after they signed catcher Yasmani Grandal to a four-year, $73 million free-agent deal.

Abreu, 32, batted .284 this previous season with 33 residence runs and an American League-leading 123 RBIs. The three-time All-Star is a profession .293 hitter with 179 residence runs and 611 RBIs over six seasons.

Along with a $5 million signing bonus, Abreu will make $11 million in 2020, $16 million in 2021 and $18 million in 2022, with $four million of that 2022 wage deferred.

—Discipline Degree Media