White Sox's Jose Abreu Exits with Injury After HBP vs. Mariners; X-Rays Negative

Tony Dejak/Associated Press Jose Abreu, the Chicago White Sox's first baseman, has been declared day-to-day following Sunday's match against Seattle Mariners. He had a left knee injury. After he was hit on the knee by a pitch by M's reliever JTChargois, the team reported that X-rays showed no abnormalities. Abreu, aged 34, continues to slug it out. He hit.317 last season with 19 homers, 60 RBI and 60 runs in 60 games to win American League MVP. These numbers would have been 51 homers, 162 RBI and 162 RBI over the full 162-game season. His pace would have slowed down, probably to the tune 33 homers and a career-high of 123 RBI. Abreu's career record for homers is 36. It was set in his rookie season of 2014. A 50-homer campaign would have been an outlier. This season, he's a little slower than usual with 12 homers this season and 53 RBI through 72 games. However, another 30-dinger season is possible. If he is unable to make it, Yasmani Grandeal or Andrew Vaughn will slide to first base. This would allow Zack Collins and Luis Gonzalez to play.

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