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A Chicago White Sox lineup without Jose Abreu's name in it has been a rare occurrence since the Cuban slugger arrived on the South Side of Chicago. But on Wednesday afternoon – the final day of the 2022 season – that will be the case.

The three-time All-Star and 2020 AL MVP will be on the bench for what could be his final game in a White Sox uniform. Barring an in-game substitution, Abreu will finish the year slashing .304/.378/.446 with a career-low 15 home runs and 75 RBIs.

Abreu released a statement through the team regarding his absence from the lineup prior to Wednesday's game.

Abreu said he requested to be out of the lineup for the season finale as he wants to have the manager's perspective of the game alongside acting manager Miguel Cairo.

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