Fukudome returns to Japan after 5 seasons in MLB

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'...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Fukudome to sign with Japanese team

Outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, who spent the past five seasons playing in the Major Leagues, has agreed to a three-year deal with the Hanshin Tigers to play in Japan, Sponichi News reported. Fukudome left Japan in 2008 to sign a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cubs. Fukudome, 35, played in just 24 games for the Chicago White Sox in 2012, hitting .171 with no homers. He spent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kosuke Fukudome signs with Hanshin Tigers

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.
Via Tireball.com
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees release Kosuke Fukudome

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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankees sign OF Fukudome to minor league contract

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...
Via AP on Fox
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox sign Kosuke Fukudome

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 ...
Via PRO Rumors
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Fukudome, White Sox agree to $1M deal

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...
Via Fox Sports
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Sox Sign Fukudome: Is He an Ideal Fourth Outfielder?

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...
Via Fangraphs
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Didn’t The Cleveland Indians Sign Kosuke Fukudome

Kosuke Fukudome came to Cleveland last year in the Tribes time of need and this season the Indians management let Fukudome sign with the Chicago Whites Sox for one million dollars in a move that I am sure will come back to haunt the Cleveland Indians. Fukudome was coming into his own in the American league near the end of last season. Fukudome was starting to find some power off...
Via Cleveland Sports 360
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB News: Kosuke Fukudome Signs with Chicago White Sox

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...
Via Waiting For Next Year
February 14, 2012  |  Discuss

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