The Chicago White Sox signed former AL Cy Young Award
winner Dallas Keuchel to a $55.5 million, three-year
contract on Monday.
The Sox finished 28.5 games out of first place in the AL Central, 12.5
games ahead of the Royals who finished fourth.
Keuchel will earn $18 million in salary each of the next three
seasons. The White Sox hold a $20 million option for 2023 with a
$1.5 million buyout.
The 31-year-old left-hander won the AL Cy Young Award with the
Houston Astros in 2015. He signed a $13 million, one-year deal with
the Atlanta Braves in June and went 8-8 with a 3.75 ERA for the NL
He lost both starts against the Cardinals in the NL Division Series.
The Sox also signed catcher Yasmani Grandal and slugger
Edwin Encarnacion. Grandal signed a $73 million, four-year contract with
Chicago last month, and Encarnacion agreed last week to a $12
million, one-year deal. They also brought back slugger Jose Abreu on a $50
million, three-year deal, acquired outfielder Nomar Mazara from the
Texas Rangers and added lefty starter Gio Gonzalez on a $5 million,
one-year contract that includes a 2021 option.