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.