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Jose Abreu, White Sox avoid arbitration, agree to one-year deal

Jose Abreu, White Sox avoid arbitration, agree to one-year deal

The White Sox have avoided going to arbitration with first baseman Jose Abreu as the two sides agreed to a one-year, $10.825 million deal on Saturday.

Abreu originally opted to go into arbitration earlier this offseason and was slated to make $10.5 million in 2017 as part of the original contract he signed with the White Sox in 2013.

The 29-year-old Abreu played in 159 games with the White Sox last season, slashing .293/.353/.468 with 25 home runs and 100 RBI. He became the first White Sox player in franchise history to record three-straight seasons of 30-plus doubles, 25-plus home runs and 100-plus RBI to start his career.

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Abreu joined Joe DiMaggio (1936-42), Hideki Matsui (2003-05), Albert Pujols (2001-10), Al Simmons (1924-34), Pinky Whitney (1928-30) and Ted Williams (1939-43, 1945-49) as the seventh player in MLB history to drive in 100-plus RBI in each of his first three seasons.

Abreu, who signed with the White Sox as a free agent out of Cuba in 2013, has appeared in 458 major-league games. He has a career slash line of .299/.360/.515 with 91 home runs and 308 RBI. 

The White Sox turned Comerica Park into a Home Run Derby in Saturday's win

The White Sox turned Comerica Park into a Home Run Derby in Saturday's win

Chicks dug the White Sox on Saturday.

The South Siders hit four home runs in their 8-3 dismantling of the Tigers at Comerica Park. Tim Anderson stayed red-hot with a pair of long balls, Jose Abreu went deep in addition to his pair of doubles, and Daniel Palka made some interesting history with his long ball (see below).

We'll let our stat guru Chris Kamka take it from here.

Since their 10-29 start the White Sox are a respectable 6-4. Days at the plate like Saturday sure help.

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.

The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.

Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.

Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.

Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.