White Sox closer Bobby Jenks agreed Monday to a $5.6 million, one-year contract, more than 10 times his $550,000 salary last season.
The 27-year-old right-hander was 3-1 with 30 saves in 34 chances
last year, and he had a 2.63 ERA in 57 games. He had been eligible
for arbitration for the first time.
A two-time All-Star, Jenks become the first pitcher in White Sox
history with 30 or more saves in three consecutive seasons. Jenks
ranks third in franchise history with 117 saves.
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