Posted October 18, 2013

White Sox sign Jose Abreu to six-year, $68 million deal

Cuban free agent Jose Abreu signed with the White Sox. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/Getty Images)

Cuban free agent Jose Abreu signed with the White Sox. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty Images)

The White Sox and free-agent Cuban slugger Jose Abreu agreed on a six-year, $68 million deal, pending a physical, as first confirmed by late Thursday.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports was the first to tweet yet-to-be finalized terms.

Earlier Thursday, reported Abreu had narrowed the list of teams he potentially will sign with to the Astros, Red Sox and White Sox. Danny Knobler of subsequently reported the White Sox were leading the chase for Abreu.

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The 6-foot-3, 250-pound right-handed slugger hit .360 average with three homers and nine RBIs in six games for Cuba in this year’s World Baseball Classic. He won 2011 Most Valuable Player honors in Cuba after hitting .453 with 33 home runs and 93 RBIs in just 66 games.


I wonder if this will be the first contract that Cuba gets a piece of under the new agreement.



I would think Cuba will not get a piece of this contract because Abreu defected from from his homeland.