Thankfully he didn’t do an Alex Gordon impression. For like Gordon, Dyson was running back toward the left field wall in an effort to field a long fly. Unlike Gordon he caught it and didn’t hurt himself. Indeed, he pulled a Willie Mays and made an over the shoulder catch.
Then he tossed the thing back into the infield and doubled the runner off of first base:
Yesterday the Chicago White Sox made a big signing of a new player, locking up catcher Yasmani Grandal for four years. Today they’ve made another big splash, re-signed current White Sox star José Abreu to a three-year, $50 million contract extension.
Abreu had already accepted the team’s qualifying offer last week so he was ensured of staying in Chicago for 2020, but now they’ll tear that up and replace it with this pact, adding two more years.
Abreu, who turns 33 before spring training, is coming off a 2019 season in which he posted a line of .284/.330/.503 with 33 home runs and 123 RBI. He has spent his entire major league career in Chicago, putting up a line of .293/.349/.513 and socking 179 homers in six seasons.