After suffering a finger injury, Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu was forced to leave the team’s game on Friday against the Houston Astros in the bottom of the eighth inning. He is out against Houston on May 30 with the injury. 

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Abreu Out vs. Astros With Finger Injury

Saturday, May 30

Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reported that Abreu will miss the White Sox’s clash with the Astros due to his injury. Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported that X-rays on Abreu’s finger were negative. Van Schouwen also reported that the slugger was listed as day-to day.

“Treat it up, see what he can handle and go from there,” manager Robin Ventura said, according to Van Schouwen

On May 29, Hayes reported Abreu initially suffered the injury two weeks ago.

Abreu is a major piece of the Chicago offense, hitting in the middle of the order and providing some serious pop. Any time of extended absence would obviously be a serious setback for the South Siders. 

The 28-year-old first baseman showcased nice durability in his first major league season. He appeared in 145 games last year. The only notable absence was an ankle ailment that landed him on the disabled list for a couple of weeks.

At the time of the injury, Abreu led the Whites Sox with 29 RBI and eight home runs. They’ll need him back in the lineup as they look to climb over the .500 mark on the season. 

Abreu was replaced by Tyler Flowers when he exited the contest, as noted by Hayes, and he’ll likely take over first base duties during Abreu’s absence.


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