The chicago white sox will hire the veteran toletero edwin encarnación for a year and $12 million told the associated press a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
The person spoke in condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced.
Encarnacion will take $11 million in salary and one million as a bonus for signing. The White Sox will have a choice for the 2021 season.
The Dominican hit 34 home runs in 109 games with Seattle and the Yankees last year. Three times all-Star- gamer, Encarnacion led the American League with 21 home runs when the Mariners sent him to New York in June. But the Yankees rejected the option for next year after a series of problems with the abdominal muscles limited Encarnacion’s performance in the final stretch of the season.
Encarnacion batted .249 with 13 fly-offs and 37 RBIs in 44 regular-season games with the Yankees. He had a .308 average when New York beat Minnesota in the American League division series, but spent hardships in the Young Circuit Championship Series against the Houston Astros.
First baseman, who turns 37 on January 7, he has asised eight seasons with at least 30 home runs. He totaled 414 bambishets in 15 years with Cincinnati, Toronto, Cleveland, Seattle and New York.
Expect to continue as designated hitter and first baseman along with Cuban wouldletero José Abreu
The White Sox have been nurturing young promise, expecting to fight in the American League Central Division after seven losing seasons. Encarnacion will play alongside Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel and Cuban boxman Yasmani Grandal, who signed juicy agreements with Chicago during this cross-season break.
Chicago on Saturday agreed to sign Keuchel for three years and 55 million, a day after ending a one-year deal with pitcher Gio Gonzalez, chosen for the Star Game. In total, more than $75 million in reinforcements for the next campaign.
They will also have a 50 million, three-year contract back to Abreu and acquired Dominican outfielder Normar Mazara from the Texas Rangers.
The White Sox finished last season with a 72-89 call, well behind the Minnesota Twins with 101 wins and the Cleveland Indians with 93. But now they believe they are in a position to make a big leap after being out in 13 of the last 14 post-season since they were World Series champions in 2005.