White Sox sign Justin Morneau to one-year deal

Thursday June 9th, 2016

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The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Justin Morneau to a one-year, $1 million contract, the team announced Thursday.

Morneau played for the Rockies the last two seasons. In 2015, he played in 49 games, hitting .310 with three home runs and 15 RBI. Colorado bought out his contract before this season.

The White Sox entered Thursday having lost five games in a row, and 10 of their last 12. Morneau will likely play at first base or designated hitter, spots currently filled by Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia.

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In 13 seasons, Morneau is a career .282 hitter with 241 home runs and 960 RBIs.

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