The Halladay deadline approacheth!

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Rememeber how J.C. Ricciardi made a point of telling everyone that the
Jays won’t listen to Roy Halladay offers all the way up to the
deadline? Yeah, not so much:

While the official non-waiver trading deadline is 4 p.m. ET Friday,
the official Halladay trading deadline is Tuesday evening, according to
Ricciardi, though not a single GM in the game seems to believe he’ll
hold to that. Apparently we’ll go at least into that final day, as
Ricciardi had not approached Halladay about waiving his no-trade rights
as of Monday evening.

I still don’t think he’s going anywhere, but on the off chance he does, it’ ain’t happening today.

José Abreu undergoes lower abdominal surgery, expected out two weeks

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White Sox first baseman José Abreu underwent lower abdominal surgery on Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. It was an outpatient procedure that is expected to keep him away from baseball activity for two weeks.

Abreu, 31, was held out of Tuesday’s lineup, his first day off in more than two months. This season, Abreu has hit a productive .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs and 78 RBI in 526 plate appearances.

The White Sox will likely play Matt Davidson at first base and put Daniel Palka at DH while Abreu is out.