White Sox slugger Jose Abreu is a quiet assassin

Blue Jays pitchers will be facing slugger Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox next weekend. (USA...

Blue Jays pitchers will be facing slugger Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox next weekend. (USA TODAY Sports)

Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:29 AM ET

You can’t generalize about a player based on where he’s from.

Take all Cuban players making an impact around the majors.

Yasiel Puig tosses his bat on balls that reach the warning track.

Reliever Aroldis Chapman smiles into the Chicago Cubs dugout after retiring the side.

Yoenis Cespedes will show Fenway Park fans flare, as he did with the Oakland A’s.

Yunel Escobar wore eye-black.

And then there is Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox.

“He gets it,” said teammate Adam Dunn before Sunday’s finale of the Seattle Mariners-White Sox series. “He has no flash. He’s quiet.”

All is quiet until he hits the ball.

“The sound the ball makes off his bat is like no other, maybe Miguel Cabrera,” said legendary Sox broadcaster Ed Farmer.

Abreu hit a three-run, line drive homer in Oakland at the O.co Coliseum off the facing of the upper deck turning a 2-1 eight-inning deficit into a 4-2 Sox win.


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