Former Yankees outfielder Andrew Benintendi agrees to $75m deal with Chicago White Sox for five years… just SIX MONTHS after joining New York
All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi and the Chicago White Sox finalized a $75million, five-year contract on Tuesday.
He is due a $3million signing bonus, plus $8million in 2023, $16.5million each season from 2024-26 and $14.5 million in 2027.
The 28-year-old Benintendi helped Boston win a World Series championship in 2018. He won a Gold Glove with Kansas City in 2021 and was chosen to his first All-Star team last season before the Royals traded him to the New York Yankees on July 27.
Andrew Benintendi and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a five-year $75 million contract
He hit a career-high .304 in 126 games, though his home run total dropped to five from 17 in 2021.
Benintendi batted .254 in 33 games with the Yankees and missed the playoffs because of a broken right wrist.
The wrist injury occurred in September while the Yankees were playing the Rays.
Overall, Benintendi has a .279 batting average and 73 homers over seven seasons with Boston, Kansas City and New York.
Benintendi suffered a wrist injury that required that cut his tenure in New York short early
He reunites with White Sox manager Pedro Grifol, who took over for Hall of Famer Tony La Russa after spending the past 10 years in a variety of coaching roles with Kansas City.
Chicago is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2022 season, when the team went 81-81 and finished 11 games back of AL Central champion Cleveland.
The White Sox were coming off back-to-back playoff appearances and ran away with the division in 2021.
He will be reunited with White Sox manager Pedro Grifol, who replaced Tony La Russa