Kosuke Fukudome Agrees To Deal With Chicago White Sox
Kosuke Fukudome is coming back to Chicago. This time, he’ll play on the South Side. The former Chicago Cubs outfielder has agreed to a one year deal with the Chicago White Sox. Fukudome is set to make 500k this season and has a team option of 3.5 million dollars next season with a 500k buyout.
This deal makes little sense for the White Sox, unless they look at Fukudome as strictly a fourth outfielder. The Sox are projected to start an outfield of Dayan Viciedo, Alejandro De Aza, and Alex Rios in some shape or form. Fukudome would be a good fourth outfielder, but I don’t project him to be any more than that.