Jose Abreu

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Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-Ups

Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.


Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts tumbles into the bullpen after initially grabbing a long drive off the bat of White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. Betts lost control of the ball upon landing, and it was ruled a home run. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Watch: Jose Abreu’s Unorthodox Home Run

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu hit one of the most unorthodox home runs you will every see Tuesday night in Boston.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2015

White Sox first baseman/designated hitter Jose Abreu. (Getty Images)

Levine: Jose Abreu’s Home Run Swing May Have Returned

Abreu’s 10th homer of the season was a difference-maker Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–06/10/2015

Jose Abreu.  (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu Is 4th Among AL First Basemen In Early All-Star Voting Returns

The Royals are dominating the early voting.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2015

Jose Abreu.  (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Slugger Jose Abreu Could Play Third Base Next Week

The White Sox will lose the DH on the road against the Brewers.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2015

The White Sox and Royals engage in a benches-clearing brawl. (Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Baffoe: A Brawl Is The Most Exciting Thing About The White Sox

What moves us regarding this White Sox team early in the season? Just a brawl?

CBS Chicago–04/24/2015

White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers argues with umpire Eric Cooper after striking out. (Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox At Bottom Of AL In Run Production

With Detroit and Kansas City off to hot starts, Chicago must start hitting.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2015

Jose Abreu.  (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Levine: Jose Abreu Could Play Third Base Soon

White Sox fans should be ready for the unpredictable when it comes to interleague play.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2015

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, center. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Chicago Baseball Over/Unders

How many homers is Jose Abreu hitting this season?

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, center. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Chicago Magazine Sheds New Light On Jose Abreu’s Defection From Cuba

“It was dangerous,” Abreu told the magazine.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, center. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Levine: Jose Abreu’s Much More Comfortable In 2nd Year With White Sox

Jose Abreu and Adam LaRoche are content with however playing time is split up at first base and DH.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2015

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Jose Abreu Primed For Big Season

Manager Robin Ventura must split up time for Abreu and Adam LaRoche between first base and DH.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2015

The Chicago White Sox celebrate a walk-off grand slam by Jose Abreu against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning on April 25, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Hopes Are Sky-High For White Sox

White Sox players are just as excited as their fans.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and White Sox manager Robin Ventura. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Embrace The Fun Of The Chicago Baseball Offseason

Excitement! Subplots! Stars! A rivalry spiced up! This is fun.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

White Sox pitcher Jon Garland throws a pitch against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

World Series Stars Garland, Iguchi, Blum Added To SoxFest

Three more stars of the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox have been added to the lineup for SoxFest in January.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2014

Jose Abreu  hits an RBI single, scoring teammate Adam Eaton during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Ventura: Abreu Still Our First Baseman

The signing of first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year $25 million deal may seem convoluted, but not to the baseball brass of the White Sox.


Adam LaRoche. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Report: White Sox Sign 1B Adam LaRoche

LaRoche had 26 homers and 92 RBIs last season.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, center. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jose Abreu Named AL Rookie Of The Year

Abreu hit .317 with 36 homers and 107 RBIs in 2014.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs, White Sox Have Money To Spend As GM Meetings Open

Both Chicago clubs have in the neighborhood of $50 million to spend, if they choose.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, left, and Alexei Ramirez. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Have Great Success With Cuban Connection

Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez each won Silver Slugger awards Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014