UPDATE: Edwin Encarnacion and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $12 million contract that includes a 2021 club option, according to El Caribe’s Yancen Pujols. The deal is pending a physical.

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Chicago reportedly is closing in on a deal with free-agent slugger Edwin Encarnacion, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported Wednesday. The deal is expected to be for $12 million once it is finalized.

Encarnacion spent the latter half of the 2019 season with the New York Yankees, racking up 13 home runs, 37 RBIs and a .249 batting average. New York did not exercise the club’s 2020 option on the 36-year-old, rendering him a free agent.

Encarnacion began the season with the Seattle Mariners, crushing 21 homers and knocking in 49 runs while batting .241 in 65 games.

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