Last season, an injury cut his year short, as he dislocated his shoulder on August 14 against the Kansas City Royals. At the time, he was seventh in the league in batting average. In 2004, he batted .270 in 121 games, and his 19 home runs were his highest total since 1999.
Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 1990 draft, White went on to hit .301 during his Minor League career. He made his Major League debut on September 1, 1993 against the Colorado Rockies, and was the Expos' starting leftfielder. On September 3, he collected his first two Major League hits, both off the late Darryl Kile. The following day, White hit his first Major League home run off Greg Swindell.
In 2003, White was named to the National League All-Star Team as a member of the San Diego Padres. That season, he batted .278, while slugging 18 home runs. He was traded to the Kansas City Royals towards the end of the 2003 season, and went on to hit .347 in 22 games for them.
White has a career batting average of .289, and has hit 187 home runs in his career. For the Twins, White will mostly be used in a designated hitter role, and will give the team more depth in the outfield. With Jason Kubel coming off an injury that forced him to miss the entire 2005 season, the addition of White can only be a good thing for the Twins.