The Yankees and Edwin Encarnacion have officially parted ways, as the slugger has reportedly signed with the Chicago White Sox on Christmas Day.
Multiple reports have confirmed that Encarnacion will head to Chicago on a one-year, $12 million deal that has a $12 million club option for the 2021 season. Encarnacion gets $11 million outright and another $1 million as a signing bonus.
The DH now joins Didi Gregorius and Dellin Betances as players who have left the Yankees this offseason for new opportunities.
The Yankees traded for Encarnacion in June, but didn't see the full impact of that move due to injury. The 36-year-old only appeared in 44 games with the Yankees due to wrist and oblique injuries.
Encarnacion hit .244 with 34 homers, 86 RBI and an .856 OPS in 109 games in 2019. When traded to the Yankees from the Mariners, he was leading the American League with 21 home runs.
The Yankees opted to buy out his contract in October for $5 million instead of excising a $20 million club option on his deal for the 2020 season.