The Chicago White Sox are in a little bit of a rut. They did win their most recent game but it came without the reigning MVP, Jose Abreu. He took a 96 miles per hour fastball off the knee which caused him to roll around in pain. It legit looked like he had his knee cracked in half which was an extreme scare for White Sox fans. They are already dealing with an incredible amount of injuries so losing Abreu would just about do it for the season.
The Chicago White Sox needs Jose Abreu to be as healthy as possible for this season.
The White Sox wasted no time getting an update out to the public. His x-rays came back negative so they announced him as day to day with a bruised knee. It feels like the White Sox avoided a major disaster, especially after watching him be helped off the field while putting no weight on his leg. It has been a painful season for Abreu as he has dealt with a lot of small little things like that.
The good news is the news that came out of Monday night. The game was rained out but Tony La Russa still spoke to the media. According to TLR, Jose wanted to play in the game that was rained out. He is the type of player that always wants to play but seeing it after what we say on Sunday feels great as White Sox fans.
Jose Abreu is the definition of a Chicago White Sox player. After dealing with that type of injury, all he wants to do is help his baseball team win. When he puts his mind to something, nobody should doubt him. He has had an okay season so far but he is going to get even better as the season goes along. He has some serious talent around him as well when he is healthy which helps a lot as well.
We don’t know if Tony was going to let Abreu play in Monday’s game if it happened but we should find out tonight (if they avoid the rain). If he isn’t in the lineup, we know that he wasn’t going to play on Monday but if he is then there is a chance he would have.
The White Sox needs Jose Abreu badly. He is the most important player in the starting lineup on a daily basis. You can make arguments that other players are better at this point but Abreu is the catalyst and has been for a long time. This news was great and we can only hope that it leads to great things.