Report: White Sox add Benintendi on 5-year, $75M deal
Benintendi, who spent last season split between the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees, agreed to a five-year, $75-million deal, Passan reports.
It's the largest guaranteed contract in White Sox history, $2 million more than the $73 million Yasmani Grandal signed for in 2019. However, Grandal's deal was for four years with a higher annual value.
The Yankees acquired Benintendi in a trade with the Royals on July 27 just prior to the deadline. He hit .254 with a pair of home runs and 12 RBIs in his 33 games with New York. Overall, Benintendi put up a .304/.373/.399 slash line in 2022 with a career-low five dingers and 51 RBIs.
Despite the lack of power, the 28-year-old was named an All-Star for the first time this past season, though that was partly due to a lack of other options on the Royals.
Benintendi won a Gold Glove in 2021 and was the AL Rookie of the Year runner-up to Aaron Judge in 2017. He also captured a World Series title with the Boston Red Sox in 2018.