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White Sox sign Justin Morneau for one-year, $1-million

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The White Sox keep up a busy day today by signing Justin Morneau to a one-year, $1 million contract and placing him on the 15-day DL for the recovery of his offseason elbow surgery.

While Morneau isn’t going to immediately help the White Sox, in the announcement, Rick Hahn said, "He is close to being ready to begin a rehab assignment, and we project him available in Chicago sometime in mid-to-late July."

Morneau won the AL MVP in 2006 and spent many years as a thorn in the White Sox side while playing for the Twins. In 2010, he suffered a concussion after a collision while sliding in second base. After several down seasons after the concussion, he seemed to return to form by leading the National League in batting in 2014 with the Rockies. Morneau spent most of the 2015 season on the DL but continued the good hitting with a .310/.363/.458 line.

With this move, the White Sox 40-man roster goes up to 39.