The Latest: White Sox's Abreu to testify for 2nd day

FILE - This is a Feb. 23, 2017, file photo showing Chicago White Sox' Jose Abreu posed during the team's photo day in Glendale, Ariz. Abreu is up next as a prosecution witness in the trial of a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling Cuban players from the communist island. Abreu is scheduled to testify Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in the case against agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will return for a second day of testimony in a Miami trial of two men accused of illegally smuggling Cuban ballplayers to the United States

MIAMI — The Latest on Agent-Cuban Smuggling (all times local):

5 p.m.

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu will return for a second day of testimony in a Miami trial of two men accused of illegally smuggling Cuban ballplayers to the United States.

Abreu spent all of Wednesday on the stand in the case of Florida sports agent Bartolo Hernandez and baseball trainer Julio Estrada. They are accused of arranging smuggling ventures involving Cuban players using false documents.

Earlier Wednesday, Abreu testified he ate a chunk of a fake passport while flying to the U.S. to cover up his illegal travel. Abreu said he ordered a beer on an Air France flight from Haiti to Miami and slowly consumed the page containing a false name and his photo.

Abreu says he traveled illegally because he was worried about losing the $68 million contract he later signed with Chicago.

He'll return to the stand Thursday.

_____

1:30 p.m.

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has told a Miami federal jury he ate a chunk of a fake passport while flying to the U.S. to cover up his illegal travel as part of a Cuban ballplayer smuggling operation.

Abreu testified Wednesday that he ordered a beer on an Air France flight from Haiti to Miami and slowly consumed the page containing a false name and his photo. Abreu says he traveled illegally because he was worried about losing the $68 million contract he later signed with Chicago.

The testimony came in the trial of agent Bartolo Hernandez and trainer Julio Estrada, who are accused of alien smuggling and conspiracy.

Abreu was American League Rookie of the Year in 2014. Last year he had 25 home runs and 100 RBIs.

Related News

Foundation of injured Olympian sues over 'Love Your Brain'

Sep 8, 2016

A nonprofit organization set up by injured professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce to support people who have suffered brain injuries is suing a Los Angeles-based group over the right to the phrase "Love your Brain."

Trump mentioned early and often at Golden Globes

Jan 9, 2017

The anti-Trump jokes came early and often at the Golden Globes ceremony, especially from host Jimmy Fallon

DJ Khaled to headline music cruise aboard Norwegian Sky

Mar 7, 2017

Music-themed cruises are nothing new, but DJ Khaled headlining a cruise to the Caribbean _ now that could make waves

You may also like these

Foundation of injured Olympian sues over 'Love Your Brain'

Sep 8, 2016

A nonprofit organization set up by injured professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce to support people who have suffered brain injuries is suing a Los Angeles-based group over the right to the phrase "Love your Brain."

Trump mentioned early and often at Golden Globes

Jan 9, 2017

The anti-Trump jokes came early and often at the Golden Globes ceremony, especially from host Jimmy Fallon

DJ Khaled to headline music cruise aboard Norwegian Sky

Mar 7, 2017

Music-themed cruises are nothing new, but DJ Khaled headlining a cruise to the Caribbean _ now that could make waves

Financial Markets

In Celeb Wired, we talk about everything in the entertainment industry from A to Z. We keep our gossip hunters updated with the daily hot news because we have exactly what you’re looking for.

Contact us: sales@celebwired.com

Celebrity Adult Entertainment Animation & Comics Award Shows Beauty Pageants Books & Literature Fashion Shows Movies Music Radio Programs Television Programs Variety Shows Press