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Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu will travel to Houston, tests negative for COVID-19


Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will join the team in Houston for the American League Division Series after being held out of Sunday’s regular-season finale because of flu-like symptoms.

A decision on Abreu’s playing status will be determined on Thursday, the team said.

The White Sox have determined the star first baseman does not have COVID-19.

“Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will travel to Houston tonight after battling flu-like symptoms over recent days,” the White Sox said in a statement. “Jose is feeling better, and his symptoms are improving. Multiple tests have confirmed that his illness is not Covid-related. A decision on his availability for Game 1 of the ALDS will be made tomorrow.”

Abreu, 34, batted .261 with 30 home runs and 117 RBIs this season.

Lance Lynn will start Game 1 against the Astros. Lynn went 11-6 with a 2.69 ERA this season.

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