Yankees sign Kosuke Fukudome to a minor league deal

The Yankees have signed former Cubs outfielder Kosuke Fukudome to a minor league contract and will have him report to their Triple-A team, according to Marc Carig of the Star Ledger.

Fukudome, 35, signed a one-year deal worth $1 million to play for the Chicago White Sox this season, but he was released in June after he hit .171/.294/.195 in 24 games. He’s likely insurance for the Yankees and probably won’t get much time in the Bronx at all.

It’s fitting that the Yankees signed him as he is pretty much the position player version of Kei Igawa. Fukudome signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Cubs back in 2007.┬áHe was a relative disaster, having one good season and finishing with a 102 OPS+.

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One Response to Yankees sign Kosuke Fukudome to a minor league deal

  1. Gonzalo Hiram says:

    I don't get it.
    Why bringing this guy If there are Mustelier and Dickerson in the minors plus McDonald like a 6th outfielder