Tuesday, April 1, 2014
WSC Birth Years: Jose Abreu
Born: January 29, 1987
In October 2013, the White Sox took a risk and signed Cuban defector Abreu to a six year, $68 million dollar contract. Jose will be hitting his prime years while in a White Sox uniform. After hitting monster numbers in Cuba, Abreu will test out MLB pitching in 2014, to see if his talent will translate well in the big leagues.
Jose went two for four in his MLB debut on March 31, 2014, against the Minnesota Twins, in Chicago. He also scored a run and collected his first RBI. He has left a strong impression on teammates and opponents, in the first few months. Abreu will be looking to build on that and continue the tradition of excellent first basemen on the South Side.