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White Sox land Jose Abreu for $68M

Updated: October 18, 2013, 3:34 PM ET
By Doug Padilla | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a six-year, $68 million contract to acquire Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu, according to multiple reports, in a signing that will be the largest initial free-agent contract given to an international player.

The 26-year-old slugger defected this summer.

Abreu is considered by many in the industry to be a risky acquisition, a relative unknown despite having a better track record in Cuba's national league than Yoenis Cespedes of ...

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