Granderson is coming off an injury-riddled 2013 campaign; he played only played in 61 games after missing time with a broken right forearm and left pinkie. The outfielder had a disappointing season when he healthy, batting .229/.317/.407 with 7 home runs.
The White Sox are in desperate need of offense after scoring the second-fewest runs in MLB during the regular season. Granderson posted back-to-back 40-HR seasons for New York in 2011 and 2012, and Chicago appears to be willing to gamble on a bounce-back campaign.
Granderson grew up in a suburb south Chicago, and played college baseball at University of Illinois-Chicago. The campus is three miles from U.S. Cellular Field, and the school recently opened a new baseball facility donated by Granderson. The 32-year-old, however, has expressed interest in returning to the Yankees next season.