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White Sox Reportedly Front-Runners To Land Cuban Slugger Abreu

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Jose Abreu. (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu. (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Highly-touted Cuban slugger Jose Abreu has reportedly narrowed his list of teams down to the three – and the White Sox are on his radar.

Along with the White Sox, the Astros and Red Sox appear to be the front-runners, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.

The 26-year-old, right-handed-hitting first baseman is expected to land a deal close to $70 million.

Abreu, 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, hit .360 (9-for-25) with three home runs and nine RBIs in six games in this year’s World Baseball Classic.

In 2010, Abreu earned MVP honors for the Cuban league after hitting .453 with 33 home runs and 93 RBIs in just 66 games.

Abreu defected from Cuba in August and established residency in Haiti.

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