White Sox place star rookie Jose Abreu on 15-day DL with ankle injury

May 18, 11:19 AM

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will finally have the hot start to his season cooled down as an ankle injury has landed him on the disabled list. 

Abreu, who leads the majors with 15 home runs, initially suffered the injury to his left ankle on May 8 and attempted to play through the pain but is batting .154/.185/.385 with 12 strikeouts over his last seven games. 

Mitigating the blow of Abreu's absence for the White Sox is that center fielder Adam Eaton was activated from the DL in a corresponding move. 

Jun 3, 2:38 AM

White Sox star rookie Jose Abreu returns to lineup with home run, in loss to Dodgers

Jun 3, 2:38 AM

Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer on Monday night in his first game back from the disabled list, reminding everyone what they were missing the last few weeks. 

The White Sox first baseman had been sidelined with posterior tibia tendinitis around his left ankle. As he prepared for his return to the lineup, Abreu was struck by a wild pitch during batting practice that forced him to get looked at in the clubhouse, before ultimately being cleared to play. 

In the fourth inning, with one man on, Abreu took Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw deep for his 16th home run of the season. Unfortunately for the White Sox, they were unable to generate any offense outside of Abreu's blast and lost 5-2.

Abreu finished the game 1-for-4 and he is now hitting .260/.311/.605 with those 16 homers and 44 RBI on the year. 

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Jun 2, 8:27 PM

Report: White Sox' Abreu struck by errant throw in warmups, deemed OK by team official

Jun 2, 8:27 PM

Chicago White Sox prized rookie Jose Abreu is set to make his return to the lineup Monday after missing 14 games with an ankle injury, but a freak injury during warmups nearly derailed his comeback attempt.

White Sox Insider Dan Hayes is reporting Abreu is still clutching the left side of his chest since returning to the field, so it's something to monitor throughout the evening.

Abreu, who is hitting .260 with 15 homers and 42 RBIs, is hitting third and playing first base vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Jun 2, 2:36 PM

White Sox activate star rookie Jose Abreu from 15-day disabled list

Jun 2, 2:36 PM

One of baseball's hottest hitters will be in the lineup for the Chicago White Sox on Monday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Before the posterior tibia tendinitis injury in his left ankle sidelined him on May 18, Abreu led the majors in home runs with 15 and ranked second with 42 RBIs. Despite his absence, he continues to lead the White Sox in those categories.

April's AL Player and Rookie of the Month should slot right back into the number three hole in the batting order for the White Sox.

Jun 1, 4:59 PM

Report: White Sox to activate Jose Abreu on Monday

Jun 1, 4:59 PM

The Chicago White Sox are planning to have their biggest star return to the marquee in time for a trip to Los Angeles.

The South Siders will reportedly activate rookie Jose Abreu from the disabled list Monday before opening a three-game set with the Dodgers, per Bruce Levine of MLB.com

On the mend with an inflamed right ankle, the first baseman ramped up his conditioning drills prior to Sunday's 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres.

Abreu held the league lead in home runs before being grounded by the troublesome joint; he mashed 15 round-trippers in his first 44 major league appearances.

Utility infielder Marcus Semien has been optioned to Triple-A Charlotte to make room for the slugger, per Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com

May 31, 9:35 AM

White Sox hopeful Jose Abreu will return to lineup Monday

May 31, 9:35 AM

The Chicago White Sox are hopeful they'll have rookie phenom Jose Abreu back in the lineup in Los Angeles on Monday when they face the Dodgers. 

Abreu, who's been out since May 18 with inflammation in his left ankle, intends to work through simulated game scenarios Saturday and Sunday, in preparation for the White Sox six-game road trip. 

"It's a part of the evaluation to make sure he's going to be ready to go, hopefully Monday," manager Robin Ventura told Scott Merkin of MLB.com

Abreu was the league leader in home runs before suffering the injury, but has since seen three players pass him. The 27-year-old is hitting .260/.312/.595 with 15 home runs and 42 RBI through 44 games. 

May 26, 6:29 PM

Jose Abreu 'feeling really good', works out without walking boot

May 26, 6:29 PM

Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is no longer wearing a walking boot on his left ankle, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin.

Abreu, sidelined since May 18 with ankle inflammation, went through a series of on-field drills before Monday's game against Cleveland and reported no setbacks.

White Sox interpreter Lino Diaz said Abreu is "feeling really good."

"It's progressing, it's getting better," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "I know he's not happy sitting on the bench. It's getting better though. The timeline right now is still the same."

The team expects to activate Abreu from the disabled list his first day eligible, June 2.

May 22, 7:44 PM

Jose Abreu remains in walking boot, will be re-evaluated next week

May 22, 7:44 PM

Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn announced Thursday that Jose Abreu will stay in a walking boot through the weekend before getting re-evaluated next week, reports MLB.com's Scott Merkin.

The injured first baseman had an MRI on his left ankle earlier in the week, which showed inflammation but no structural damage. 

Hahn said the team is "optimistic" the White Sox slugger, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 18, will be ready to return to the lineup when he's eligible.

Abreu leads all rookies in home runs (15), runs batted in (42), runs scored (29) and slugging percentage (.595).

May 19, 6:06 PM

Report: MRI reveals ankle inflammation for White Sox's Abreu

May 19, 6:06 PM

The White Sox received a positive update on the status of slugger Jose Abreu's ankle Monday evening. 

MRI results showed the pain Abreu had been feeling in his left ankle is the result of inflammation and no structural damage. He will remain in a walking boot before being reevaluted when the Sox return home, according to Jeff Passan

Manager Robin Ventura told CSN Chicago that the plan remains to be cautious regarding the health of their hottest hitter. 

May 19, 3:19 PM

Report: White Sox's Abreu in walking boot, to undergo further tests on injured ankle

May 19, 3:19 PM

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will have his injured left ankle examined further, according to FOX Sports' Jon Morosi.

Additional testing will include an MRI to see if the damage exceeds the original prognosis of posterior tibia tendinitis. Morosi also reports that Abreu was seen wearing a protective walking boot.

The rookie sensation was battling the injury for quite some time, but could not cope with the pain after Saturday's game and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

May 17, 8:47 PM

White Sox' Abreu to sit Sunday with sore ankle

May 17, 8:47 PM

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu continues to battle an ankle injury and it will keep him sidelined Sunday vs. the Houston Astros.

Abreu's ankle has been a concern since tweaking it on May 8. The rookie is having trouble running the bases ever since, but he's managing the pain in order to remain in the lineup on a daily basis. The ailment forced him out of the lineup Saturday in the seventh inning when he made way for veteran Paul Konerko.

The loss of Abreu's bat long term would be devastating for the White Sox. The 27-year-old has a Major League-leading 15 home runs and 42 RBIs through 43 games.

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May 9, 9:02 AM

White Sox manager Ventura: Jose Abreu's ankle 'will be fine'

May 9, 9:02 AM

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu left Thursday's 12-5 loss to the Cubs with a left ankle injury, but manager Robin Ventura says it's nothing to worry about.

"He just seemed like he was limping a little bit tonight, that’s why in the end there I took him out,” Ventura said. “He says he’s fine. He’s limping around a little bit, but he’ll be fine."

Abreu received treatment for the injury and was unavailable for comment.

“He had this before," Ventura said. "He says it’s not like it was in spring training so I don’t expect him to be out.”

Abreu missed two days near the end of spring training with a sore left ankle but is back in the lineup Friday night vs. the Diamondbacks.

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