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.
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.