Stars Abreu, Sale to appear at SoxFest 2016

Stars Abreu, Sale to appear at SoxFest 2016

White Sox slugger Jose Abreu and ace Chris Sale are among those scheduled to make an appearance at SoxFest 2016.

The event is in its 24th year and second at the Hilton Chicago. Held on Jan. 29-31, SoxFest offers fans the opportunity to meet their favorite White Sox players and franchise greats. Additional current and former Chicago players attending the event will be announced at a later date.

Abreu is one of just two players (Albert Pujols in 2001-02) to record 30-plus homers and 100-plus RBIs in their first two MLB seasons. Sale broke the White Sox single-season record for strikeouts (274) in 2015, surpassing Hall of Famer Ed Walsh's 107-year-old mark. The left-hander became the only White Sox player to strike out 10-plus batters in four straight starts.

Two-night SoxFest hotel packages include exclusive access to Friday night events and a SoxFest 2016 Chris Sale bobblehead. Hotel packages that are booked on whitesox.com are the only way to buy weekend passes. Fans who book hotel packages are eligible to also purchase up to four SoxFest weekend passes.

Individual passes to SoxFest will be on sale at a later date. For more information, visit whitesox.com/SoxFest or email soxfest@chisox.com.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.