White Sox avoid arbitration with Jose Abreu

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The White Sox avoided arbitration with first baseman Jose Abreu, agreeing to a one-year, $10.825 million contract for the 2017 season, MLB.com’s Phil Rogers reports.

Abreu, 29, chose to opt out of his six-year contract with the White Sox last month, instead going year-to-year in arbitration. The contract called for a $10.5 million salary for the 2017 season, so he made several hundred thousand dollars more. The contract would have also paid him $11.5 million in 2018 and $12 million in ’19.

Abreu finished the 2016 season hitting .293/.353/.468 with 25 home runs and 100 RBI in 695 plate appearances.