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Waiting For Next Year:
Kosuke Fukudome, the outfielder who had a cup of coffee with the 2011 Indians only to provide some surprise offensive prowess, has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Chicago White Sox.
The contract will net the 34-year-old $1 million with a $3.5 million club option in 2013. Between the Cubs and Indians in 2011, Fukudome batted .262 with an OPS of .712. With the injuries sustained by Grady Sizemore and Shin-Soo Choo, Fukudome provided the Indians with much-needed depth in what was ultimately a surprising season.
With the Indians moving Jason Donald to the outfield and signing former veteran outfielders Ryan Spilborghs and Fred Lewis, there was essentially no roster room remaining in Cleveland.
[Related: Report: Indians Sign RHP Jeremy Accardo, OF Fred Lewis]
BEST OF MAXIM
The Chicago White Sox announced that they have signed Kosuke Fukudome to a one-year. The deal calls for a salary of $500k in 2012 and also includes a club option for 2013 at $3.5mm with a $500k buyout.
Fukudome who made his MLB debut with the Cubs in 2008, was traded to the Indians at the most recent trade deadline.
In 59 games in for the Indians in the AL Central, Fukudome hit ...
The Chicago White Sox have announced this afternoon the signing of outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to a one-year, $1 million deal that includes a club option for the 2013 season.
Fukudome, who turns 35 in April, had his roughest season as a major leaguer last year, posting a -0.2 WAR over 603 plate appearances with the Chicago Cubs and then, following a late-July trade, the Cleveland...
The Chicago White Sox have signed former Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to a one year deal worth $1 million. The deal has a club option for 2013. Fukudome made $13.5 million last year, which he spent with the Cubs and Indians. The Cubs initially signed the soon-to-be 35 year-old to a four year, $48 million contract in December of 2007.
Today, former Indians and Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome signed with the Chicago White Sox, for the low cost of $1 million. When I saw this, I immediately began to think how great of a fit he would have been with the Braves, especially at that price.The Braves' fourth outfielder right now is Matt Diaz, with Jose Constanza looking to rip that title from him. We all know what...
The Chicago White Sox signed free-agent outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to a one-year, $1-million contract on Tuesday.The deal includes a club option for the 2013 season.The 34-year-old batted .262 with eight home runs 35 RBIs for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs last seasons.Fukudome played nine seasons for the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese Central League before arriving in the United States.
Kosuke Fukudome agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox that guarantees $1 million. He will get a $500,000 salary this year, and the White Sox have a $3.5-million option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout.
Kosuke Fukudome is joining the Chicago White Sox for a fraction of the price he cost the Cubs four years ago. The outfielder agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $1 million. He will get a $500,000 salary this year, and the White Sox have a $3.5 million option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout.
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CHICAGO (AP) - Kosuke Fukudome is joining the Chicago White Sox for a fraction of the price he cost the Cubs four years ago.The outfielder agreed Tuesday to a one-year contract that guarantees $1 million. He will get a $500,000 salary this year, and the White Sox have a $3.5 ...