White Sox, Sale agree on 5-year deal
March 7, 2013
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Chicago White Sox say they have agreed on a five-year, $32.5 million contract with left-handed starter Chris Sale.
The 23-year-old went 17-8 with a 3.05 EA and 192 strikeouts in his first season a starter. He was on the American League All-Star team and finished sixth in the Cy Young voting.
Chicago general manager Rich Hahn says the team is ``thrilled to be able to reward Chris for his accomplishments,'' and said that Sale is one of the best young starters in the AL.
Sale will receive $850,000 in 2013, $3.5 million in 2014, $6.0 million in 2015, $9.15 million in 2016 and $12 million in 2017. The team holds options for 2018 ($12.5) and 2019 ($13.5). There is $1 million buyout on both team options.
The Associated Press News Service
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