Abreu says he learned from the experience of 2016 when struggled to hit early in the season, Scott Merkin of the White Sox's official site reports. "I never in my life experienced some kind of struggles like I did last year," Abreu said. "But that put me in a better position as a player, as a person too. I'm in a better position now for this season because I learned from the experience."
Smith (head) saved 27 of 28 shots before exiting early in the third period of Monday's win over Arizona. A concussion spotter informed the Arizona training staff that Smith had to exit the game after a collision, Jerry Brown of NHL.com reports.