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VIDEO: Jose Abreu flips his glove for an out

May 4, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu took the major leagues by storm in April, setting the all-time rookie record for most home runs (10) and RBI (31) in a season’s opening month. On Saturday in Cleveland, he showed a little creativity on defense when a fielded ball got stuck in his glove …

The White Sox wound up losing the game 2-0. Abreu went 0-for-4 but still owns a .926 OPS.

  1. djandujar - May 4, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    (Cuban ingenuity).

  2. tfbuckfutter - May 4, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    I hope he gets as much grief as Puig does when he flips his bat.

    Why Cubans always gotta be flipping things?

    • aresachaela - May 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Cubans only!? Don’t forget the NPB’s Arai brothers of the Hanshin Tigers and most Lotte Giants players in the KBO, they’re flipping bats there for breakfast!!

      • tfbuckfutter - May 4, 2014 at 11:32 AM

        Nope. Only Cubans.

        Just like I said there in that original post. I said “only Cubans”.

      • aresachaela - May 4, 2014 at 11:56 AM

        WHAAAA!? Still same LOL 😦 .

    • doctorofsmuganomics - May 4, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      I blame Mark Cuban

  3. sportsfan18 - May 4, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    That would be a baseball play…

  4. bigdaddystyle - May 4, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    El Duque did that years ago

    • clydeserra - May 4, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      as did terry mulhouland before him.

      I Still don’t get why that is an out.

      • thisdamnbox - May 4, 2014 at 2:53 PM

        It’s an out an out because the ball still makes it to the base on time for a force out safe and secure, not dropping out in any transfer. It’s an out if a guy scrambles for the ball and secures it baredhanded in time for a force out so they could wrap it in a hat or against their body, as long as they have control of the ball in a hand and make a football move after…woh, sorry, got sidetracked… I’m sure there are way more eloquent commenters on here who can explain it better or even cite the rule…Mulholland’s play was the first I’d seen of it. Brandon Belt, I believe, had to do it a couple weeks back, too.

      • thisdamnbox - May 4, 2014 at 3:17 PM

        Correction: I don’t think it’s an out if the ball is wrapped in any part of a player’s uniform, including the cal. But the glove seems to be an exception in most baseball leagues, save for FED High School b-ball where it is considered a lodged ball and a dead ball and the runners get 2 free bases out of it.

  5. mazblast - May 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Throwing your glove at the ball is against the rules (two bases IIRC). Throwing your glove WITH THE BALL IN IT is risky but in this case ingenious.

    Clearly, Abreu has a decent baseball IQ.

  6. Chipmaker - May 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Terry Mulholland, 1986.

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