Sox sign Danks, CQ, Pena

Sox sign Danks, CQ, Pena

Posted by scotgreg on Tue, 01/18/2011 - 14:56
Well, that didn't take long. Tuesday was the first day for arbitration eligible players and major-league teams to exchange salary figures, and the White Sox quickly agreed to terms with starting pitcher John Danks, right fielder Carlos Quentin and relief pitcher Tony Pena. They were the Sox' only arbitration eligible players. Danks signed for $6 million this season after making $3.45 million in 2010. The 25-year-old lefty was 15-11 with a 3.72 ERA last year. Danks reached career highs in wins, strikeouts (162), innings pitched (213) and posted a solid 1.22 WHIP. Quentin signed for $5.05 million after making $3.2 million in 2010. The 28-year-old outfielder batted .243 with 25 doubles, 26 HR and 87 RBI last season. Pena, 29, signed for $1.6 million after making $1.2 million in 2010. The right-hander was 5-3 with a 5.10 ERA while logging a career-high 100 2/3 innings. Pena led all American League relievers with 81 2/3 innings pitched. *Also on Tuesday, the White Sox claimed right-handed pitcher Phil Humber off waivers from the A’s. The 28-year-old pitcher spent most of last season with Class AAA Omaha, the Royals’ top farm club, and was 5-6 with a 4.47 ERA. In 8 games (1 start) with the Royals, Humber was 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA. Initially selected by the Mets with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2004 draft, Humber is a career 2-1 with a 5.26 ERA in parts of five major-league seasons with New York, the Twins and Royals. With the addition of Humber, the Sox’ 40-man roster stands at 38.
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