Friday, June 22, 2012
On this day in 2012, Kosuke Fukudome was designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.
Fulfilling a wish from November 2007, White Sox GM finally got his man on Valentine's Day 2012, when Fukudome signed a one year contract, with a second year option, as a fourth outfielder. With all three main outfielders having fantastic starts, there was little opportunity for Kosuke to start, but he managed to sneak into twenty-four games.
After a promising start, Fukudome's production started to trail off with erratic playing time. An injury put him on the disabled list, and when his replacement outperformed him, Kosuke's future with the White Sox was in jeopardy. Fukudome had seven hits, two runs, four RBI and eight walks for the Pale Hose in fifty-one plate appearances. His only extra base hit was a double.