Jose Abreu is a Metronome of Power for the White Sox

Jose Abreu is known for picking up checks, crowding the plate and driving in runs — a lot of runs. He is quiet in the news media, but his teammates have plenty to say about him.

CHICAGO — Going out to dinner with Jose Abreu, the reigning winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, can be a challenge. At least it is for his teammates on the Chicago White Sox who try to pay their fair share.

“He always tries to pay,” third baseman Yoan Moncada said in Spanish. “You want to pay but you can’t.”

“You have to stop him,” left fielder Eloy Jimenez added. “He likes paying. Just

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