Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
Posted: 11:04 a.m.
The Chicago White Sox agreed Tuesday to one-year contracts with left-hander John Danks, outfielder Carlos Quentin and right-hander Tony Pena, avoiding arbitration with all three players.
Danks will make 6 million, Quentin 5.05 million and Pena 1.6 million.
Chicago also claimed right-hander Phil Humber off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
Danks was 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA last season, setting a career high for wins. He limited batters to a .237 average.
Quentin batted .243 with 26 homers and 87 RBIs last season in 131 games.
Pena went 5-3 with a 5.10 ERA in 49 relief appearances and three starts. He led AL relievers with 81 2-3 innings.
Chicago avoided arbitration with all its eligible players.
Humber spent most of last season at Triple-A in the Kansas City organization but also appeared in eight games with the Royals, going 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA. He made one start.
He has pitched in 26 games over part of five major league seasons with the Mets, Twins and Royals, going 2-1 with a 5.26 ERA.
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