Elvis Andrus is back with the Chicago White Sox. Oct 2, 2022; San Diego, California, USA; Chicago White Sox second baseman Elvis Andrus (1) is congratulated by third base coach Joe McEwing (99) after hitting a home run against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox had a massive hole in their lineup toward the end of the 2022 season after star shortstop Tim Anderson suffered a season-ending injury. Two-time All-Star shortstop Elvis Andrus played serviceably in his place, and he’s now being rewarded for doing so.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the White Sox and Andrus agreed on a one-year deal on Sunday pending a physical. Now that Anderson is healthy ahead of the 2023 season, he’s expected to play second base this year for Chicago.

While Andrus is not nearly the player he once was in his career, he seemed to have a bit of a career revival in Chicago after being released by the Oakland Athletics. During his time in Chicago, he batted .273/.309/.464 with a .773 OPS.

White Sox fans took notice of this move on Sunday. Most seem to be extremely happy to be bringing Elvis Andrus back ahead of the 2023 season.

Andrus has always been a very solid fielder and a good contact hitter toward the top of the order throughout his career. It will be very interesting to see if that defensive success carries over to the second base position. The veteran defender has shockingly never played second base in his entire 14-year MLB career.

A veteran leader like Andrus in the clubhouse will always be a commodity among MLB teams. This move should greatly help the White Sox as they attempt to return to the postseason in 2023.

[Jeff Passan on Twitter]

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.