If there's one thing that the Chicago White Sox have had no shortage of this season, it's injuries. However, even without a full lineup, they've remained competitive. With a 24-15 record, the White Sox sit first in the AL Central, 2.5 games ahead of the Cleveland Indians.
Fortunately for them, Chicago doesn't look like they'll be any less dominant following the latest injury update for star first baseman Jose Abreu.
Abreu is currently sidelined with ankle inflammation after sliding into home plate in a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. While he's expected to miss a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins, White Sox beat reporter Daryl Van Schouwen tweeted that Abreu is expected to be back in the lineup this weekend. Considering what scary injuries to star players can be, this injury update is pretty optimistic.
Jose Abreu Injury Update
Assuming Abreu does return to action this weekend, he'll be just in time for a three-game clash with the New York Yankees. The two teams have yet to face each other this season, although their series should give a good idea who the superior American League team is. If the White Sox want to walk away with the momentum, a potential return by their first baseman would go a long way into making that a reality.
Abreu has been having a pretty decent 2021 MLB season so far, by his standards. He's slashing .255/.346/.482, leading to him tallying 8 home runs and 33 RBIs, the latter of which is tied for second-most in the league. It's certainly not Abreu's best statistical outing, but any boost that he can add would be appreciated by his team and fans.
The White Sox currently have the 4th-best odds to win the World Series at +900, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. If they want to keep the odds in their favor, they'll need Abreu to return from injury and, most importantly, return to his old self on the diamond.
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