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.