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

Brandon Wile
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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.