The Chicago White Sox appear to have landed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu and look to finalize a deal soon, according to multiple reports.
MLB Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal tweeted early Thursday evening that Abreu is finalizing the terms of a six-year, $68 million deal, expected to be with the White Sox.
MLB.com reporter Jesse Sanchez reported the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, and White Sox were three teams in the running to land Abreu.
The 26-year-old played for Cuba in the World Baseball Classic this year and went 9-for-25 with three home runs and nine RBIs.
First baseman/designated hitter Adam Dunn is signed for $15 million next season and word from veteran Paul Konerko, a first baseman/designated hitter, on whether he will return to baseball or retire has not been announced.
Calls to Abreu’s agents were not returned immediately Thursday.