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(CBS) The White Sox will officially announce the signing of Cuban slugger Jose Abreu on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Reports of a six-year, $68 million deal – the largest deal for an international player in baseball’s history – first leaked on Oct. 17, but the signing was pending a physical.
The 26-year-old first baseman defected from Cuba in August.
Abreu led Cuba’s Serie Nacional in 2010-11 with a .453 batting average and, in 66 games, had 33 home runs and 93 RBIs.
The following season, he added a .394 average, 35 home runs and 99 RBIs.