Chicago White Sox Score Big in Free Agency, Sign 2023 KBO MVP Erick Fedde to $15 Million Deal

Erick Fedde

In a strategic move to fortify their starting rotation, the Chicago White Sox landed a major coup early in the free agency market. Erick Fedde, the reigning Most Valuable Player from the 2023 Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) season, is set to don the White Sox uniform in the upcoming seasons.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, who broke the news on Tuesday, Fedde is set to sign a lucrative two-year deal with the White Sox, totaling $15 million. This move adds a seasoned and accomplished pitcher to the White Sox roster as they gear up for the upcoming MLB season.

At 30 years old, Fedde showcased his prowess during the 2023 season overseas with the NC Dinos in Korea, boasting an impressive 2.00 ERA and securing 20 wins en route to the KBO MVP title. His return to the MLB comes after a brief hiatus, having last pitched in the Majors in 2022 as a member of the Nationals, where he posted a 5.81 ERA across 27 starts.

Fedde’s career in MLB, spanning six seasons with the Washington Nationals, has seen consistent performance, with a career ERA of 5.41. Despite not dipping below a 4.00 ERA in any season, the White Sox see potential in Fedde’s experience and skill set, anticipating a valuable contribution to their pitching rotation.

Reports from late November indicated that Fedde was considering offers from both MLB teams and KBO organizations. The NC Dinos reportedly presented a compelling offer, recognized as the best within the KBO’s regulations, as reported by Seoul’s Yonhap News. However, Fedde has ultimately chosen to return to the MLB ranks, aligning himself with the White Sox as he looks to build on the success of his standout season in the KBO.

As White Sox fans eagerly await Fedde’s impact, this signing marks a pivotal moment in the team’s off-season strategy, emphasizing their commitment to assembling a formidable roster for the challenges ahead

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