Jose Abreu has been incredible, to say the least, to start the 2014 season. Not to mention, it is his rookie season as well.
He’s coming over from Cuba and in his first 67 games he’s hitting as if he’s been playing in the Major Leagues for ten years. In those 67 games, he has hit .280/.330/.633 with 16 doubles, 25 home runs and 63 RBIs.
With his 24th and 25th home runs coming last night against the Blue Jays in Rogers Centre, Abreu is now the fastest player to reach 25 career home runs in the history of Major League Baseball.
Here’s Abreu’s record setting home run last night:
The others? Rudy York (72), Mark McGwire (77), Wally Berger (79) and Ryan Braun (82).
The White Sox signed Jose Abreu to a six-year, $68MM deal this past offseason, and this is easily the best bargain of the offseason.
Abreu is tied for the Major League lead in home runs with Edwin Encarnacion (TOR) and Nelson Cruz (BAL), but he missed two weeks with an ankle injury at the end of May.