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White Sox’ José Abreu focused on season, not contract status

White Sox' José Abreu focused on season, not contract status

Abreu keeps focus on 2022 season, not contract status originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

It’s only March, but White Sox first baseman José Abreu is already getting asked about next season.

But as far as what the future may hold for the 35-year-old, it’s too early to say.

Abreu is keeping his focus on the season ahead, not his contract status, as he enters the final year of his deal with the Sox.

“Let’s see how the season goes and let’s see if we accomplish all the things we want to accomplish,” Abreu told reporters Wednesday. “See how I feel after the season.

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to consult with my family, see how I’m feeling, see how they’re feeling and we are going to make a decision afterward. Right now, the focus is just to enjoy this season and have fun.”

That’s a shift from the last time Abreu was nearing free agency. In 2019 — the final season of his initial six-year contract with the White Sox — he famously said, tongue in cheek, he would sign himself if the…

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