Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times has dutifully informed us that the White Sox have responded to the lack of Cuban acquisitions by signing a Japanese retread. Kosuke Fukudome split 2011 between the Indians and the Cubs after failing to live up to the expectations he carried with him after making the jump from Japanese baseball to the Majors. The dollars are right at one year one million and a 2013 option for 3.5 million. He will likely fill a part-time outfield/platoon role for the Sox. At the very least the move proves that Kenny Williams isn’t simply sleeping through the winter. That or he just woke up and instantly gave the go on this move. The likelihood of either is about equal, but given that both Fukudome and the White Sox are coming off of similarly disappointing years in which the hype overshadowed the production, this is a pretty nifty little match. Happy Valentine’s Day.
By Matt Adams -
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Matt Adams is a White Sox fan to the degree that few can understand. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, his parents made the correct choice in making sure that his first live baseball experience took place at Comiskey Park. These days you can typically find him at U.S. Cellular Field, and if you buy him a beer, he’ll buy you one back. When not writing, watching or talking baseball, what he’s doing is anybody’s guess. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @2014WhiteSox or reach him through email at mattadams9 at gmail dot com.