White Sox Release Kosuke Fukudome

June 27: The White Sox officially released Fukudome on Tuesday, according to Aaron Gleeman of NBCSports.com.

June 22: The White Sox announced that they reinstated Kosuke Fukudome from the 15-day disabled list and designated the outfielder for assignment. They placed right-hander Philip Humber on the disabled list and purchased the contract of right-hander Brian Bruney in related moves.

The White Sox signed Fukudome to a one-year, $1MM contract with a club option for 2013 back in February. The 35-year-old appeared in 24 games for the White Sox and posted a .171/.294/.195 batting line in 51 plate appearances while playing all three outfield positions. The White Sox placed him on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms earlier this month.

7 Responses to White Sox Release Kosuke Fukudome Leave a Reply

  1. the_show 3 years ago

    I suspected we would stick with Jordan Danks…besides his one boneheaded play in the outfield he has been decent….he has more upside at this point

  2. jwsox 3 years ago

    It was actually a 1 year 500k contract with a 500k buy out and a 1million team option.

  3. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Shame we never got a chance to hear the immortal Harry Caray attempt to announce his name while he was with the Cubbies. It would have been glorious.

    • Kurisu Rg 3 years ago

      ¬†Or we could ask Derek Holland to try to pronounce it…

  4. Goriax 3 years ago

    And another overhyped japanese superstar turned little fish big pond bites the dust.

  5. BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in orange and black

  6. Really? I wish I was.

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