Here is some bad news for White Sox fans, baseball fans, and fantasy fans. White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been placed on the disabled list with left ankle tendinitis, something that has been bothering him since Spring Training. It has lingered on throughout the beginning of the season.
The injury especially hampered Abreu in the White Sox' loss on Saturday to the Houston Astros. He was limping during an at bat in the fifth, and was ultimately replaced by Paul Konerko in the seventh. In a corresponding roster move, the White Sox have called up speedy outfielder Adam Eaton, who has been battling a strained right hamstring.
The 27-year-old Abreu has had a rookie season to remember. He is leading the Major Leagues with 15 home runs and is tops in the American League with 42 RBI. (Abreu is only one RBI behind Giancarlo Stanton for the Major League lead.) He has a .260/.312/.595 triple-slash line. He signed a six-year, $68 million deal with the White Sox last year, which has definitely paid off. However, now he will have to be sidelined for at least 15 days.
As for Adam Eaton, he is hitting a triple-slash line of .276/.363/.378 with one home run and 14 RBI in 25 games. He was acquired by the White Sox from the Arizona Diamondbacks during the offseason in a three-team trade that included the Los Angeles Angels.
Baseball hopes that Jose Abreu comes back healthy and mashing homers like he has been to start this season. He has kept many people's, including non-baseball fans' interest, but now he will be off the field. Hopefully this is not a long and grueling injury, and we will see Jose Abreu back on the field in just a short amount of time.