From the Bud Norris rumor this morning to this from David O’Brien of the AJC:
O’Brien tends to be a pretty good indicator of what the Braves front office is actually thinking, so it’s safe to say they’re interested in him and, more generally starting pitching.
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.