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

Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 3: Justin Morneau #33 of the Colorado Rockies grounds into a fielders choice for an RBI against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at AT&T Park on October 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won 3-2. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

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The White Sox just announced the signing of free agent first baseman Justin Morneau to a one-year, $1 million deal. He has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as he is still recovering from offseason elbow surgery.

Morneau, 35, spent last season with the Rockies but accrued only 182 plate appearances, hitting .310/.363/.458. Along with the elbow injury, Morneau has battled concussion issues for most of this decade.

If Morneau recovers well and shows enough left in the tank once he begins a rehab assignment, he could serve as a bench bat and occasional DH for the White Sox.

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