Former major league outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has returned to Japan where he will play for the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League.
The 35-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Tigers after spending five seasons in with the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.
Fukudome gave up plans to return the majors after being released by the New York Yankees'...
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January 11, 2013
Kosuke Fukudome will return to Japan. The 35-year-old outfielder has signed a three-year contract with the Hanshin Tigeres of the Central League.
Fukudome joined the Chicago Cubs in 2008 earning an All-Star selection but ended his five years in the majors with a .258/.359/.395 line.
The New York Yankees have signed outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to a minor league contract, a month after he was cut by the Chicago White Sox.
The Yankees announced the deal Friday and sent him to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre.
The 35-year-old Fukudome hit .171 with four RBIs in 41 at-bats for the White Sox. The former Japanese star began his major league career in 2008 with the Chicago...
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July 13, 2012
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.
Now 34, Fukodome joined the Cubs for the 2008 season with a $48 million...
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...
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...