Adam Dunn arrived Saturday at SoxFest appearing leaner than his 6-foot-6, 285-pound frame suggests.

And, typically, the embattled White Sox slugger looked optimistically to the future.

"We made two pretty good moves this off-season," said Dunn, who last season struck out a franchise record 177 times, batted .159 and failed to hit 38 home runs for the first time since 2003.

"That was hopefully getting me and Alex (Rios) back. That's the way I'm looking at it. We lost a couple of key players. We have guys capable of stepping in and filling that role and do a little better. That's what we're expecting."