White Sox Extend Qualifying Offer to Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu has ten days to accept or decline the $17.8M option.
Jose Abreu earned $16M in 2019 and had a slash line of .284/.330/.503 with 33 HRs and 123 RBIs.
The White Sox and Abreu seem destined to stay together this winter, especially after Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez decided against opting out of his contract with Boston.
According to 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine, the White Sox also have a 3-year deal on the table that Abreu is mulling over.
Abreu is a leader for this club and had a career year in 2019. He should be part of the next step. If Abreu declines the $17.8M qualifying offer, the White Sox could still re-sign him in free agency. If he declines and signs with another team, the White Sox would collect that team’s second-round pick. With Martinez off the table, the White Sox need to keep their franchise first baseman here for next year and beyond.
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