Chicago Tribune:It remains to be seen as to whether that will happen as, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the White Sox are in talks with the Red Sox about a possible deal for the slugging first baseman.
Abreu, who is under team control for two more seasons, is the biggest trade asset the White Sox have left while they continue a radical rebuild. The 30-year-old hit .304 with 33 home runs and 102 RBIs last season.
This kills two birds with one stone for the Red Sox if they can pull this off. The Red Sox need to get a bat this offseason – to top it off, they need to get a first baseman to replace the loss of Mitch Moreland to free agency. Abreu hit .304 last season, slugged 33 home runs, and knocked in 102 runs. He’s the bat the Red Sox need – the Sox fell all the way down to 10th in the MLB in runs scored after leading the MLB the previous season. The Red Sox had the 4th lowest team ERA in 2017 with a 3.70 ERA – a jump from 9th in ERA in 2016. If the Sox can pull off this trade without giving up the house, they will finally achieve the balance they have been seeking for a couple years, while filling the gap at the empty first base position.