CHICAGO – According to multiple reports, the White Sox avoided arbitration with first baseman Jose Abreu Friday.
The two sides reportedly agreed on a $13 million salary for the 2018 season.
Sources: #WhiteSox, Jose Abreu settle at $13 million, avoiding arbitration.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) January 12, 2018
Jose Abreu getting big payday with #WhiteSox, signing for $13 million
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 12, 2018
Abreu decided to make the final three years of his six-year deal eligible for arbitration back in November of 2016 to potentially earn more than $34 million he was set to make.
Since then, the soon to be 31-year-old Cuban slugger has been involved in numerous trade rumors as the Sox continue to rebuild.
Last season, Abreu finished the year with 33 home runs, 102 RBI and a .304 batting average.