CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 24: Kosuke Fukudome #1 of the Cleveland Indians hits a two RBI single during the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on September 24, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
The Chicago White Sox have announced that they signed outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to a one year deal. Fukudome started his MLB career with the Chicago Cubs, and now he will play on the south side of town.
The deal is a major league deal for one year and worth $1 million. He has a club option for the 2013 season, and will earn $500,000 this season, and $3.5 million in 2013 if the White Sox pick up his option. If they don't, then he will get $500,000 from a buy out.
Fukudome, 34, signed with the Cleveland Indians before last season, where he had a slash line of .262/.342/.370 . Those were his career lows for slugging percentage and on base percentage. He can play right field and center field and will fit into one of those positions with the Cubs. Earlier in the off season, the New York Mets expressed interest in him.