Red Sox rumors: Boston interested in acquiring Jose Abreu
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Boston interested in acquiring Jose Abreu

Jose Abreu

The Boston Red Sox seem to be one of a few teams monitoring the availability Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, according to Phil Rogers of Forbes Sports.

Abreu, who made the All-Star team, currently owns a slash line of .271/.306/.492 with 21 home runs and 68 RBI over 405 plate appearances, so he would certainly be a significant upgrade for the Red Sox at first base, as both Mitch Moreland and Steve Pearce have struggled.

Abreu was signed by the White Sox as an amateur free agent from Cuba back in 2013. He went on to make his major-league debut in 2014 and was incredibly impressive, slashing .317/.383/.581 with 36 long balls, 35 doubles and 107 RBI en route to an All-Star appearance and Rookie of the Year honors.

The 32-year-old proceeded to register 100 RBI in each of his first four seasons, finishing with at least 30 homers in three of them. He made his return to the All-Star Game last year, when he slashed .265/.325/.473 with 22 dingers, 36 doubles and 78 RBI across 553 plate appearances.

Abreu has actually shown obvious signs of a decline over the last couple of seasons, but he is still a very solid power bat and could bring some extra pop to a lineup that could use it.

The Red Sox currently own a record of 53-45, and while their chances of catching the New York Yankees in the AL East seem very slim at this point, they are right in the thick of the American League Wild Card Race.

Of course, Boston won the World Series in 2018.