Andrew Benintendi agrees to the biggest deal in White Sox history after agreeing a five-year, $75 million deal with Chicago after leaving the Yankees
All-Star Outfielder Andrew Benintendi has agreed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Chicago White Sox.
The deal will give Benintendi the record for the largest guaranteed contract in team history.
The 28-year-old played for both the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees last season after transferring to the Bronx during the season.
Andrew Benintendi has signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Chicago White Sox
Benintendi averaged .304 hits for five homers and 51 RBIs over the course of last season, but his numbers plummeted after his trade.
In his 93 games with the Royals, he hit a .320 on three of his five home runs and 39 of his 51 RBIS.
After the trade, he played in just 33 games for the Yankees after missing time with a fractured wrist, hitting just for .254, two home runs and 19 for RBIS.
The 28-year-old’s contract will include the biggest guarantee of any deal in the club’s history
Following his first All-Star appearance, Benintendi will replace 35-year-old AJ Pollock and likely serve as an upgrade.
While he can’t single-handedly transform Chicago’s offense, Benintendi will fill the need for a solid hitter following the departure of first baseman Jose Abreu, who has signed a free-agent deal with the Houston Astros.
Chicago finished last season 81-81, missed the playoffs, and will likely need to make some more takeovers if they want to improve on second place in the American League Central.
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