White Sox strike five-year, $75 million deal with Andrew Benintendi


(670 The Score) Andrew Benintendi has found a new home.

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The former Red Sox outfielder has agreed to a five-year deal to join the White Sox, according to multiple reports Friday afternoon. The contract is worth $75 million, Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic reported.

On a White Sox team full of below-average corner outfielders, Benintendi should help improve the defense and also bring a quality left-handed contact bat to a lineup in need of one.

Benintendi, 28, hit .304 with five homers, 51 RBIs and a .772 OPS in 126 games in 2022, when he split time between the Royals and Yankees and earned All-Star honors for the first time.

Benintendi is a .279 hitter with a .782 OPS in his seven-year MLB career. The Red Sox selected him in the first round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

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