Jose Abreu knew MLB was in his future after WBC performance

Jose Abreu knew MLB was in his future after WBC performance
February 28, 2014, 10:15 am
Share This Post

Jose Abreu said his performance in the World Baseball Classic has him convinced he could play in the big leagues.

The White Sox first baseman had a monster showing in the 2013 WBC that helped him land a franchise-record $68 million contract in October. Playing for Cuba, Abreu hit .360 with three home runs and nine RBI over six games.

[RELATED: As tickets go on sale, White Sox optimistic about 2014]

At 3 p.m. CST on Friday Comcast Sportsnet Chicago will air Cuba’s 12-0 pool play victory over China from last year’s WBC, a game in which Abreu hit a grand slam.

“Baseball is what I love to do,” Abreu said. “I realized I could play in the big leagues after the World Baseball Classic. Once I got to the World Baseball Classic and I saw what I could do and how I could compete, I knew I could be a big-leaguer.”