Abreu to the DL

  • Rebecca Ferraro
First baseman Jose Abreu at bat Credit: Daily Herald

First baseman Jose Abreu at bat Credit: Daily Herald

Jose Abreu, the rookie first baseman for the Chicago White Sox, was placed on the disabled list Sunday due to tendinitis in his left ankle.

Abreu, who leads the Major League in home runs, will spend the next 15 days on the DL due to posterior tibia tendinitis. In spite of wearing a protective shield on his ankle, he struggled in Saturday’s loss to the Houston Astros and was replaced in the seventh inning by Paul Konerko.

Losing Abreu for the next two weeks is definitely detrimental to the White Sox, who signed the stand-out rookie for $68 million dollars over the off-season. Abreu leads the AL with 42 RBIs and has hit 15 homers thus far.

As a trade-off to assuage the blow a bit, centerfielder Adam Eaton returns to the Sox after being out since May 2 due to a hamstring injury, with a comparable 14 RBI, 20 runs, and two steals. Eaton returned to Sunday’s game against Houston in his standard leadoff position.

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