Overcast
33°FOvercastFull Forecast

White Sox, Sale agree on 5-years, $32.5 million

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 4:10 p.m. CST

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The 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.

White Sox 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.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Daily Chronicle.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

NIU Hospital Visit

More videos »

Reader Poll

Which Christmas song do you like the least?
"Santa Baby"
"Do They Know It's Christmas?"
"Last Christmas"
Anything by Mannheim Steamroller
The Chipmunks' "The Christmas Song"