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  1. Stock Watch: Jose Abreu show continues

    Doug Padilla

    RISING Jose Abreu, 1B: The legend continues into the final month as the rookie will enter September on a 12-game hitting streak. He already has 18- and 21-game hitting streaks this season. On his current 12-game run, he is batting .500 (21-of-42)....

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  2. Sox nemesis Chen cut loose by K.C.

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- There just weren't enough Chicago White Sox lineups out there to keep pitcher Bruce Chen employed, as the left-hander was designated for assignment Friday by the Kansas City Royals. Chen's mastery of the White Sox surfaced primarily ove...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  3. Garcia's stumbles not unexpected

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The best part about Avisail Garcia's earlier-than-expected return to the Chicago White Sox is he can work off the rust now instead of perhaps next April, when the 2015 season begins. The outfielder hasn't looked like his former self sinc...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  4. No way around it: Abreu is tough

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Pitching to Jose Abreu has been a difficult chore all season. Now add pitching around Abreu to the list of dangers when facing the rookie slugger. Abreu had a pair of RBI singles for the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, including the go-...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  5. As season fades, Sox reunite offensive trio

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The tag-team trio that was supposed to lead the Chicago White Sox's offense into the future was finally reunited Tuesday night. Avisail Garcia, Adam Eaton and Jose Abreu played in a White Sox lineup for just the ninth time this season a...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. Abreu pleased with direction of offense

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - As the losses mount, the Chicago White Sox still have a chance to accomplish some impressive feats, especially on offense. As expected, if it has to do with the offense, then Jose Abreu must be involved. Abreu's .308 batting average at t...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  7. Conor Gillaspie hitting his stride

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Even without the kind of power he flashed Sunday, Conor Gillaspie has managed to show this season that he has long-term potential at third base for the Chicago White Sox. As recently as the start of the season, that didn't seem a likely...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  8. Flowers' hot streak comes into focus

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- There are rules to Tyler Flowers' hot streak on offense and, as expected, they mostly involve his new glasses. Rule No. 1: Don't call the Chicago White Sox catcher's hot bat a result of the sport goggles he has been wearing since ... we...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  9. Impressive Abreu still trending upward

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- For those still holding out, believing it's not practical to predict greatness for a player with only four months of major league experience, it is time to give in to the reality. Barring injury, Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abr...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  10. Conor Gillaspie set to join list of leaders

    Doug Padilla

    DETROIT -- If the planets, suns and moons all align just right for the Chicago White Sox, there is the potential they could end the year with a Cy Young Award, a rookie of the year honor, an MVP and a batting title in one incredible haul of hardware....

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. Abreu stays steady in topsy-turvy season

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - While a peaks-and-valleys season continued Sunday for the Chicago White Sox in an 11-7 defeat to the Houston Astros, Jose Abreu continued to ride high. The rookie had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, while also continui...

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  12. More lessons ahead for Abreu

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - The learning never stops for Chicago White Sox rookie Jose Abreu, and one of his bigger tests is fast approaching. As a member of the Cienfeugos team in Cuba's Serie Nacional for 10 years, Abreu played in regular seasons that consisted o...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  13. Abreu remains undecided on HR Derby

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Chicago White Sox rookie slugger Jose Abreu said Sunday he remains undecided on whether to participate in the Home Run Derby, to be held July 14, the day before the All-Star Game, at Target Field in Minneapolis. Abreu was also named to t...

    Blog | July 06, 2014
  14. Pujols to Abreu: Don't change a thing

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Comparing Jose Abreu to Albert Pujols is a slippery slope, since the latter has delivered results for more than a decade while the former is just three months into a promising career. There is little denying, however, that Abreu enjoys ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  15. Abreu proof you can't do it alone

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Jose Abreu simply is not able to do everything for the Chicago White Sox, although give the rookie credit for trying. On his 26th home run of the season, tying him for the major league lead, Abreu gave the White Sox an early lead in Game...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  16. Stock watch: Abreu's charge continues

    Doug Padilla

    RISING Jose Abreu, first base: Nearly three months into the season and the rookie continues to look like a veteran. Abreu is currently riding a 14-game hitting streak, with six home runs and 13 RBIs over that stretch. He is also batting .351 (20-...

    Blog | June 30, 2014