The Chicago White Sox have talked John Kruk, 34, into coming back for at least one more season.
The White Sox on Friday night announced the three-time all-star first baseman has signed a one-year contract. Kruk is scheduled to report to Sarasota, Fla., Monday to get ready to join his new club.
Kruk didn't go to Homestead, Fla., to baseball's free-agent camp for out-of-work players after the strike ended this spring and wasn't actively seeking a job.
Kruk batted .302 with five home runs and 38 runs batted in in 75 games for Philadelphia last season, the third year in a row and the fifth time in his career that he hit .300.