Yankees Sign Kosuke Fukudome

The Yankees signed Kosuke Fukudome to a minor league contract, Marc Carig of the Star-Ledger reports (on Twitter). The outfielder is expected to report to New York's Triple-A affiliate.

The White Sox signed Fukudome to a one-year, $1MM contract in February then released him in June. 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 in June then reinstated him from the DL on the day of his release.

11 Responses to Yankees Sign Kosuke Fukudome Leave a Reply

  1. the_show 3 years ago

    Cashman seems to love to sign former White Sox utility guys

    Wise, Nix, Fukudome

  2. MB923 3 years ago


    • Too Many Idiots 3 years ago

      Simple depth move.

      • MB923 3 years ago

        That’s not depth, that’s death.

        • LazerTown 3 years ago

          Certainly would have been better than starting nix today at DH.  I mean he has been ok lately, but he should never be the starting DH.  Yes he is a righty, but is saying something when you start him at dh.

  3. DerekJeterDan 3 years ago

    I like this move by the Yankees. He’ll come in, get some time in the minors, and at worst be a 5th outfielder type for this team. Up until this season where he only had a small sample size to produce, Fukudome was a steady player who gave his team professional at bats, didn’t embarrass himself on defense, and got on base at a respectable rate. He’s a lot better than Darnell Mcdonald moving forward and that’s all you can ask for. Nice depth signing on the cheap.

  4. Trout Almonte 3 years ago

    Respect your colleague.   Kosuke sends one a long way!!!

  5. ARod's Ring 3 years ago

    He doesn’t have to worry about Kosuke hitting a homerun.

  6. Vmmercan 3 years ago

    Fukodome pulls a Thome!

    “(Something accidentally racist about Japan)”
    “Fukodome goes far East!”
    “May Day from Fukodome!”
    “It’s a home run day for Fukodome!”
    “Hooray! A long ball from Fukodome.”

    Never doubt how awful Sterling can be.

  7. I lost it at “Fukodome goes far east.” Good job. 

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