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White Sox Make Edwin Encarnación Deal Official, DFA Kodi Medeiros

The White Sox made the Edwin Encarnacion signing official on Thursday afternoon and designated Kodi Medeiros for assignment as a corresponding move.

CHICAGO, IL — There you have it. The Chicago White Sox have made the long-awaited Edwin Encarnacion signing official on Thursday afternoon.

On December 25th, multiple local and national sources reported that the White Sox reached an agreement with free-agent designated hitter, Edwin Encarnacion on a one-year, $12 million deal, with an option for 2021.

Encarnacion, who just turned 37 on Tuesday, will fill a huge void for the White Sox at the designated hitter position, which has been a black hole of production in recent years. Encarnacion has hit 30 or more home runs in each of the last nine seasons and finished 2019 with 34 home runs and a 132 OPS+.

As expected, this move takes another player off of the 40-man roster, and Kodi Medeiros is that corresponding move. The Sox initially acquired him from the Brewers via trade for Joakim Soria.

Medeiros was 4-8 with a 5.10 ERA in 28 appearances for the Birmingham Barons in 2019.


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