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The Chicago White Sox have signed shortstop Paul DeJong to a one-year, major league contract.
The White Sox declined their club option on Tim Anderson earlier in the offseason and have signed veteran Paul DeJong. He bounced back from a few tough seasons early in the 2023 campaign but struggled following moves to the Blue Jays and Giants later in the year, finishing with a .207 average with 14 home runs, four steals, and a .613 OPS across 112 games. He will serve as a stop-gap for top prospect Colson Montgomery while providing solid defense at the shortstop position.
Paul DeJong is in the starting lineup for the San Francisco Giants against the Chicago Cubs Monday.
DeJong will spell Brandon Crawford with lefty Justin Steele on the mound for the Cubs, batting eighth and starting at shortstop for manager Gabe Kapler Monday.
Paul DeJong has signed a major-league contract with the Giants. He will report to the team on Wednesday.
DeJong was let go by the Blue Jays after hitting .068 through 44 plate appearances. He'll look to bounce back with the Giants as they push for a playoff spot.
Paul DeJong has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays.
DeJong becomes one of likely many Cardinals to be dealt at the deadline. Given the recent injury to Bo Bichette, DeJong could have a larger role initially than originally expected. He is hitting .233/.297/.412 in 2023.
The Toronto Blue Jays are in advanced talks to acquire Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong.
DeJong has been linked to a number of clubs in need for help up the middle but it appears the Blue Jays could be close to landing the veteran. DeJong has done a nice job of bouncing back at the plate after three consecutive poor seasons as he's hitting .233 with 13 homers, four stolen bases, and a .709 OPS across 81 games while providing fantastic glove work at shortstop this season.