Jose Abreu is a free agent this season and could consider signing again with the Chicago White Sox.
Abreu and the White Sox are discussing a long-term contract extension, according to a report by Jeff Passan of ESPN.
Abreu, who was originally an international free agent, signed a $ 68 million six-year contract with Chicago six years ago. After three years, he gave up the deal and signed one – year contracts each of the last three seasons, earning $ 16 million last year and $ 13 million the year before.
The White Sox presented Abreu with a qualifying bid of $ 17.8 million next season, which would hinder the game of attacking contenders as teams hesitate to lose a draft pick for sign it. If he does not want the agreement of one year, a long term security could make sense for both parties.
Aged 33 in January, Abreu formed consecutive all-star teams for the Sox and led the league in scoring points last season with 123 points. The White Sox could use his stable racket in a formation that now features young emerging Eloy Jimenez and Joan Moncada.