Adam Dunn, a free agent who played first base with the Washington Nationals, reached agreement on a $56 million, four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, ESPN reported, citing a person familiar with the negotiations.
Dunn, 31, has hit 282 runs since 2004, second only to Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals in that time. Last season, Dunn hit .260 with 38 home runs and 103 runs batted in with the Nationals.
Chicago, which ended the 2010 season six games behind Minnesota in the American League Central Division, may put Dunn in the designated hitter role, ESPN said.
The deal is contingent on Dunn passing a physical examination today, the sports network said.