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Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox Leaves Game with Bruised Knee

Introduction

On Sunday, June 27th, 2021 the Chicago White Sox’s power hitting first baseman / designated hitter and reigning American League MVP, Jose Abreu, was forced to leave the game against the Seattle Mariners after being hit by a pitch in his left knee. During the 6th inning of play the hard – hitting slugger was struck in his left knee by a 96 mile per hour sinker thrown by the Seattle Mariners’ relief pitcher, J. T. Chargois. Abreu laid on the ground in pain grabbing his left knee after being pegged by that pitch until Jose was eventually helped off of the playing field by the Chicago White Sox team personnel.

Game Recap

The ended up losing this game versus the Seattle Mariners with a final score of 3 to 2. Over the course of Abreu’s two official at bats in this match – up Jose managed to go 1 for 2 as he singled to center on his first plate appearance in the bottom of the 2nd inning, then he stuck out looking in the bottom of the 4th to end the inning, and finally Abreu was hit by the pitch that ended his day in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The Injury to Jose Abreu’s Knee

At the moment the 34 – year – old Cuban native is listed as day – to – day as he recovers from this left knee bruise. The results of the x – rays performed on his left knee were negative so as soon as Jose feels back to game condition, I would expect the Chicago White Sox to feature him in their starting line – up once again. Luckily for both Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox this does not seem to be a serious injury that would cause him to miss extensive playing time.

Entering Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners, Abreu was carrying a batting average of .239, with 12 home runs, and 53 runs batted in. Throughout his illustrious 8 – year Major League Baseball career all with the Chicago White Sox, Jose has etched an overall batting average of .291 to go along with his 210 career homers and 724 career RBIs making him one of the most feared hitters in the American League since he made his big – league debut on March 31st, 2014 with the Southsiders of Chicago.

Media Statements

"You definitely never want to see that happen, especially to pretty much the backbone of the team," the Chicago White Sox left - handed starting pitcher, Dallas Keuchel, explained. "We're all hoping it's nothing major, but we're already hampered as it is. We're all hoping for the best for Jose."

Jose Abreu’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • 3 Time MLB All – Star (2014, 2018, 2019)
  • All – MLB Second Team (2020)
  • American League MVP (2020)
  • American League Rookie of the Year (2014)
  • 3 Time Silver Slugger Award (2014, 2018, 2020)
  • American League Hank Aaron Award (2020)
  • 2 Time American League RBI Leader (2019, 2020)
  • Sporting News Player of the Year Award (2020)
  • Hit for the Cycle (September 9, 2017)

Current MLB Standings (as of Tuesday, June 29th, 2021)

American League East

Boston Red Sox 48 – 31 0 Games Behind

Tampa Bay Rays 47 – 32 1 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 40 – 36 6.5 Games Behind

New York Yankees 40 – 38 7.5 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 25 – 54 23 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 45 – 32 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 42 – 33 2 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 33 – 43 11.5 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 34 – 45 12 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 33 – 44 12 Games Behind

American League West

Houston Astros 48 – 31 0 Games Behind

Oakland Athletics 47 – 33 1.5 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 41 – 38 7 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 38 – 40 9.5 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 30 – 48 17.5 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 40 – 34 0 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 38 – 38 3 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 37 – 40 4.5 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 36 – 40 5 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 33 – 44 8.5 Games Behind

National League Central

Milwaukee Brewers 46 – 33 0 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 42 – 37 4 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 39 – 38 6 Games Behind

St. Louis Cardinals 38 – 41 8 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 29 – 48 16 Games Behind

National League West

San Francisco Giants 50 – 28 0 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 48 – 31 2.5 Games Behind

San Diego Padres 47 – 33 4 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 32 – 47 18.5 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 22 – 58 29 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Tuesday, June 29th, 2021. Currently the Chicago White Sox have the 3rd highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                         +340
Houston Astros                                   +600
Chicago White Sox                           +700
San Diego Padres                                +750
New York Mets                                  +900
New York Yankees                            +1200
Tampa Bay Rays                                +1400
Boston Red Sox                                  +1500
Oakland Athletics                               +1800
San Francisco Giants                          +1800
Milwaukee Brewers                            +2200
Toronto Blue Jays                               +2500
Atlanta Braves                                    +3500
Chicago Cubs                                     +4500
Cleveland Indians                               +4500
Washington Nationals                        +5000
St. Louis Cardinals                             +6000
Cincinnati Reds                                  +6600
Los Angeles Angels                            +7000
Philadelphia Phillies                           +7000
Seattle Mariners                                  +12500
Minnesota Twins                                +15000
Kansas City Royals                            +20000
Miami Marlins                                    +25000
Detroit Tigers                                     +75000
Pittsburgh Pirates                                +75000
Baltimore Orioles                               +100000
Colorado Rockies                               +100000
Texas Rangers                                    +100000
Arizona Diamondbacks                      +150000

 

Sources:

“Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu leaves game, suffers bruised knee after being hit by pitch”, Jesse Rogers, espn.com, June 27, 2021.

“Jose Abreu”, baseball-reference.com, June 29, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, June 29, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, bovada.lv, June 29, 2021.


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