Chicago White Sox land Adam Dunn

June 10, 2011

Chicago White Sox general manager, Kenny Williams, officially got the man he had coveted for quite some time now. When the White Sox announced Friday morning that they have signed Adam Dunn, his deal with Chicago is for four years and million. “Adam Dunn has been one of the premier left-handed power hitters in baseball for the last decade,” Ken Williams said in a statement announcing the signing. “Coupled with his patience at the plate, we think he is a great fit in our lineup and in our ballpark. It’s no secret that we have coveted Adam’s services for quite some time, so it goes without saying how excited we are to bring him into the fold.” ESPN reported that the Dunn signing doesn’t preclude the White Sox from attempting to re-sign Paul Konerko and that Dunn was attracted to the team in part by the possibility of playing in the same lineup with the veteran first baseman. Williams pursued Dunn at the trade deadline in July. The team also spoke to Dunn’s representatives at the recent general manager meetings, sources told’s Bruce Levine. Dunn, 31, ranks second in the major leagues to Albert Pujols since 2004 with 282 home runs. He hit .260 with 38 homers and 103 RBIs for the Washington Nationals last season. Although Dunn has expressed an interest in staying in the National League and continuing to play first base, most scouts consider him better suited to the designated hitter role at this stage of his career. The designated hitter spot
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