Inside the showcase that landed White Sox' Jose Abreu in the majors

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Jose Abreu landed a six-year, $68 million deal from Chicago, the largest ever given to a Cuban player.

Jose Abreu landed a six-year, $68 million deal from Chicago, the largest ever given to a Cuban player.

The Cuban government is currently permitting the 27-year-old Despaigne to play with Campeche of the Mexican League, and there remains the chance that he will never endeavor to reach the United States. If he does get to America, though, he could become the first $100 million Cuban. And if anyone demeans his bat speed, it won't give his pursuers any pause at all.