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White Sox 1B Jose Abreu hospitalized with right thigh infection

Jose Abreu continues to do his thing for the White Sox.
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu only recently came off of the disabled list. But on Monday, he returned to the hospital on an unrelated issue.

“One week after coming off the disabled and being out nearly three weeks because of emergency surgery to repair a testicular torsion issue, Abreu was admitted to a Cleveland hospital with an infection on his right thigh during the team’s off day Monday,” Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “The infection, unrelated to the surgery, stems from a hair follicle.”

Per Van Schouwen, Chicago has only announced that Abreu will miss the series against the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox entered Tuesday’s game at 59-90 and obviously well out any postseason contention. Given that, expect Chicago to err on the side of caution when it comes to the season’s final three series.

While Abreu did start at first base in the 2018 All-Star Game, the season has been the worst of his career. He’s hitting .265/.325/.473 with 22 home runs and 78 RBI. Those are all well down from his career totals.