1B - CWS
White Sox 1B Jose Abreu is making his spring debut on Tuesday.
Abreu tested positive for COVID-19 during the intake process and was away from the team to start camp. However, he never had symptoms and he's good to go moving forward. The reigning AL MVP is one of the top first basemen in fantasy baseball this season.
Jose Abreu, who produced a positive COVID-19 test earlier this week, has returned to White Sox camp on Saturday, per James Fegan of The Athletic.
Abreu produced the positive test during the intake process but was asymptomatic, according to White Sox GM Rick Hahn. The presence of antibodies in additional testing likely means he contracted the virus at some point before camp began. He did have "mild" symptoms back in January. All seems to be well now and the reigning AL MVP should be good to go for opening day. He will once again bat smack dab in the middle of one of the most formidable lineups in baseball.
Jose Abreu will be away from spring training for the next several days after producing a positive COVID-19 test during intake.
White Sox GM Rick Hahn says Abreu is asymptomatic, though he had some mild symptoms back in January. There's a chance he already had COVID-19. As of now there's no reason to think he won't be ready well before Opening Day.
Jose Abreu was awarded the 2020 American League MVP award on Thursday, edging out fellow finalists Jose Ramirez and DJ LeMahieu.
Abreu received 21 of 30 first place votes with Jose Ramirez capturing eight and DJ LaMahieu earning one. The 33-year-old first baseman won the award for the first time in his career and was a huge reason why the White Sox were able to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. He led the AL with 76 hits and 60 RBI while slashing .317/.370/.617 with 19 home runs and 43 runs scored over 262 plate appearances.
Jose Abreu, along with DJ LeMahieu and Jose Ramirez was named as a finalist for the 2020 AL MVP award.
Abreu was named as one of the three finalists announced for the 2020 MVP award. He led the majors in RBI (60) and averaged an RBI-per-game in a shortened 2020 campaign. The 33-year-old 1B led the AL in hits (76) and slugging percentage (.617). Abreu was one of the main reasons the White Sox clinched a playoff berth in 2020. slashing .317/.370/.617 with 19 home runs, 60 RBI, 43 runs scored over 262 plate appearances.