Dec 2, 2010, 10:09 PM EDT
Nationals fans (and players) who pleaded with club management to bring back Adam Dunn in 2011 won’t get their Christmas wish. The free agent first baseman has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the White Sox, according to a source familiar with the deal.
The contract won’t be official until Dunn passes a physical tomorrow, but he’s effectively a member of the White Sox, a club that made a strong push to acquire him before the July 31 trade deadline but couldn’t pull off a deal with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo.
Because the Nats offered Dunn (a Type A free agent) arbitration last week, they’ll be compensated with two 2011 draft picks. They’ll get Chicago’s first-round pick (23rd overall) as well as a “sandwich” pick between the first and second rounds.
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