Benintendi had a career year at the plate, hitting for a .304 average with five home runs and 51 RBI.
The 28-year-old also earned his first All-Star nod last season.
The veteran outfielder began the year with the Kansas City Royals before being traded to the New York Yankees at the deadline.
Today, Benintendi was introduced as the newest member of the White Sox and received No. 23, which obviously is of great significance in Chicago.
After his introduction, Benintendi caught up with MLB Network’s Alanna Rizzo and discussed his motivations for signing in Chicago and what he hopes to accomplish.
Andrew Benintendi is ready to get going with the @whitesox! 🔥
The All-Star joined #HighHeat to talk through his free agency decision, expectations for the coming seasons on the Southside and his choice to rock the #⃣2⃣3⃣ in Chicago.@alannarizzo | @asben16 pic.twitter.com/MRN0Ws51vW
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 4, 2023
Benintendi came up in 2016 with the Boston Red Sox and was a key member of their 2018 World Series team.
The 28-year-old brings a consistent bat and a little bit of power to the White Sox lineup.
Chicago was in need of a big move after the departure of Jose Abreu, who signed with the defending champion Houston Astros.
Benintendi also gives them some solid outfield defense as a former Gold Glove Award winner.
But it’s clear that Benintendi is excited to be a part of the White Sox organization.
Chicago had big goals entering 2022 after winning 93 games in 2021 and earning an AL Central title.
Unfortunately, the South Siders fell short in 2022, finishing 81-81.
But adding the former All-Star and Gold Glover gives the White Sox something to look forward to as they hope to bounce back in 2023.