May 13, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Jose Abreu (79) takes to the field before the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. Oakland won 11-0. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Abreu placed on 15-day DL by White Sox

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Here is some more bad news for the Chicago White Sox, as Jose Abreu was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning.

The rookie first baseman has been playing in pain as of late, the it got worse on Saturday as he went 0-for-3. For the Astros’ series, Abreu went 0-for-7.

Abreu was placed on the DL with posterior tibia tendonitis in his left ankle.

The press release states on Abreu:

“Abreu, 27, is hitting .260 (45-173) with 15 home runs, 41 RBI and 29 runs scored over 44 games in his first season with Chicago.  He ranks among the major-league leaders in home runs (1st), extra-base hits (T1st, 27), at-bats per home run (2nd, 11.53), RBI (2nd), total bases (T3rd, 103) and slugging percentage (5th, .595).”

This is the worst news the White Sox could have this week, as ace pitcher Chris Sale is still currently on the DL as well.

Adam Eaton was activated from the DL on Sunday.

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