The Chicago White Sox have signed former Twins first baseman Justin Morneau, the 2006 American league MVP, to a contract that will pay him $1 million for the rest of the season.

Morneau is being placed on the 15-day disabled list as he continues to recover from an elbow injury.

The news was first reported by CSN Chicago. Here is the website's report.

During his 11 years with the Twins, Morneau hit 15 home runs in 64 games at U.S. Cellular Field along with a ,271 average at the Chicago ballpark.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he anticipates Morneau starting in the minors on a rehab assignment and being able to join the White Sox ion mid-to-late July.

There are several tweets about the deal on the White Sox' Twitter feed.

Morneau was traded from the Twins to Pittsburgh in August 2013 and signed with Colorado after finishing that season with the Pirates. Morneau won the National League batting title in 2014 with a.319 average for the Rockies.

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