Watch as White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu takes the major league lead in both home runs and RBI with this three-run homer Tuesday afternoon against the Angels …
Abreu signed a six-year, $68 million deal with Chicago last fall after defecting from his native Cuba.
The 27-year-old has been a superstar out of the gate. He is currently on pace for 50 homers and 29 RBI.
A minor trade goes down as everyone in baseball front offices recovers from, um, doing very little at the Winter Meetings: the Yankees acquired outfielder Tyler Hill from the Tigers for cash considerations.
The Tigers had picked Hill from the Red Sox in the minor league portion of yesterday’s Rule 5 Draft, meaning that he was a Tiger for less than 24 hours. I hope he cherished those memories.
Hill, who will turn 23 in March, hit .254/.348/.312 with one home run and 27 stolen bases in 124 games this past season for the Sox’ High-A team in Salem, Virginia. He was a 19th round pick for the Red Sox in 2014.