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The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with closer Liam Hendriks on a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year, league sources said Monday. Hendriks is guaranteed $54 million whether the option is picked up or not.
The deal, the largest yet in a slow-moving offseason market, is pending a physical.
Hendriks, 31, had 14 saves for the Oakland A’s in the shortened 2020 season. He has 39 saves and a 1.79 ERA in the past two seasons — the best ERA of any pitcher with at least 75 innings. He struck out 161 batters in 110 ⅓ innings in that time. In his final appearance for the A’s, Hendriks pitched three shutout innings at the end of Game 3 of the American League Division Series for the win.
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