Reports: White Sox agree to one-year deal with Edwin Encarnacion
CHICAGO – The offseason keeps on getting sweeter for the White Sox as they’ve reportedly agreed with free agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion on a one-year deal.
MLB insider Jon Heyman and Dominican baseball insider Yancen Pujols said the White Sox have agreed to terms with Encarnacion for $12 million. Pujols said the deal also includes a 2021 club option and is pending a physical.
Encarnacion, 36, hit 34 home runs in just 418 at-bats between the Mariners and Yankees last season. He’s likely to serve as the club’s primary DH.
Additionally, Heyman said the White Sox have had conversations with outfielders Nick Castellanos and Yasiel Puig. Although Heyman mentioned it’s unknown if one of them will still be in play after the reported Encarnacion signing.
Encarnacion has 414 career homers and a career OBP of .352.
He joins Nomar Maraza, Dallas Keuchel, Yasmani Grandal and Gio Gonzalez as other offseason acquisitions during a busy winter for the South Siders.
Heyman lists the White Sox has the most improved team this offseason after adding the three-time all-star.