Sox Add Kosuke Fukudome

September 20, 2011; Cleveland, OH , USA; Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (17) tosses the ball after Cleveland Indians right fielder Kosuke Fukudome (left) struck out to end the seventh inning in the game at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-US PRESSWIRE

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.

Topics: 2012, Free Agents, Kosuke Fukudome, White Sox

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  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    @JRFegan His defense is atrocious, agreed. He’s in for a -5 UZR season next year after a -11.6 UZR in 2011. Still, he is projected to have a 100 wRC+, which is also his career average.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.

  • JRFegan

    I know, I know. I hear your rationality, and I know I need to get over it.

    I was at the Cubs-Sox game where his bizarre outfield route gave A.J. Pierzynski a bases-clearing triple, and the 13 inning Sox-Indians game where he played center and helped the Sox hit 5 triples that night. 5!

    I’m like someone who had their leg ripped off by a rottweiler listening to arguments that “most dogs make great companions” right now.