Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chicago Celebrates Jose Abreu's April

Jose Abreu is a new star in Chicago.  His April performance was a firecracker start to his MLB career--knocking out 10 home runs and accumulating 32 RBIs.  The White Sox are paying $68 Million for the first baseman/designator hitter's services for six years.  Many baseball writers and reporters are calling that a deal.

Abreu defected from Cuba last fall after playing several years of professional ball there. The 27 year old rookie joins three other Cuban players on the White Sox:  Alexei Ramirez, Dayan Viciedo, and Adrian Nieto. Teammates are getting to know Abreu and it seems like everyone likes the young man, his work ethic, and his humility.  Manager Robin Ventura is suggesting that those around the club keep their expectations in check--it's still early in the season. 

Big star or not, the Sox are 14-15 in 3rd place in the AL Central.