June 22, 2021

MLB Offseason News: José Abreu agrees to extension (Over the Monster)

José Abreu agrees to three-year extension

Just over a week ago, Abreu was in the news as he was one of two players (along with Jake Odorizzi of the Twins) to accept the qualifying offer. That means — or, in this case, meant — he would make $17.8 million for the 2020 season. That salary has now been scrapped, as the slugger and the White Sox have agreed to a new three-year contract that will replace the one-year deal to which he was already signed. In this new deal, Abreu will make a total of $50 million. This will reduce his salary for the upcoming season by about $7 million, but obviously guarantees him more in the long-term. This is just another move that shows the White Sox may be ready to go for it, after signing Yasmani Grandal to a four-year deal just a day earlier. Abreu isn’t in his prime anymore as he’s about to enter his age-33 season, but he’s still putting up good numbers at the plate and his leadership ability for a team with plenty of young hitters already in the lineup and still coming up is something that cannot be discounted.

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