Report: White Sox, Abreu have discussed long-term deal
The Chicago White Sox have employed Jose Abreu as their first baseman for the past six seasons and it appears they want to keep him on the South Side for the foreseeable future. The White Sox and Abreu have discussed a long-term agreement, reports ESPN's Jeff Passan. Abreu has been one of baseball's most consistent run producers since arriving from Cuba as a 27-year-old rookie in 2014. In all but one season, the 32-year-old has driven in at least 100 runs while belting 30 or more homers in four different campaigns.
Theand catcher have agreed to a four-year, $73-million contract, the team announced on Thursday.
OFFICIAL: The— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) have agreed to terms on a four-year, $73-million contract with free agent All-Star catcher Yasmani Grandal ( ). Under terms of the agreement, Grandal will receive $18.25 million per year from 2020-2023.
Grandal, 31, is coming off a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, which he signed after rejecting the one-year qualifying offer the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered to him. While splitting time between catcher and first base, the switch-hitter hit .246/.380/.468 with 28 home runs over 153 games.
Trump says China trade talks moving along nicely, but deal has to be right
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that trade talks with China were moving along "very nicely," but the United States would only make a deal with Beijing if it was the right deal for America. © Reuters/ALY SONG Containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port in Shanghai Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews before leaving for a visit to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that the talks had moved more slowly than he would have liked, but China wanted a deal more than he did.
The two-time All-Star joins a catcher corps in Chicago that includes 2019 breakout. The 29-year-old became an All-Star for the first time last year, hitting .273/.328/.460 over 118 games.
Grandal will likely continue to split time between catching and first base, with- who accepted his one-year, $17.8-million qualifying offer - playing first base and DH.
Prior to Grandal landing with the White Sox, the Cincinnati Reds and incumbent Brewers were reportedly interested in signing him.
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The White Sox are confident that their window is opening in the AL Central and are pushing hard to make additions to compete in 2020.The persons spoke to USA TODAY Sports on on the condition of anonymity since negotiations are ongoing with Wheeler, and the White Sox and Dodgers are actively involved in trade talks with other teams.