You had to see this coming.
After being designated for assignment late last week, the White Sox officially released outfielder Kosuke Fukudome on Tuesday, as the 35-year-old drew no interest on waivers.
Fukudome had been on the disabled list since June 7.
The move likely signals that Jordan Danks will remain with the White Sox for the rest of the season.
Fukudome, who signed in the offseason as a fourth outfielder, only got 51 plate appearances for the White Sox, batting just .171 with no homers and four RBIs in 24 games.
He seemed like a solid low-risk pickup for the White Sox considering it took only a $1 million commitment compared to the $48 million he earned on the other side of Chicago with the Cubs, where he managed a .359 career on-base percentage.
Unfortunately, he never worked out the way Cubs fans or Major League Baseball thought he would.
However, Fukudome should have no problem finding a new home, especially for a team that is looking to bolster their lineup with a reasonable priced lefty.