CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have avoided salary arbitration with two of their top players, agreeing to a one-year, $7.5 million contract with closer Bobby Jenks and a one year, $3.2 million deal with outfielder Carlos Quentin.
The moves came Saturday, one day after both players filed for arbitration.
Jenks was 3-4 with a 3.71 ERA and 29 saves last season, falling one save shy of his fourth consecutive 30-save season.
Quentin batted .236 with 21 home runs and 56 RBIs in 99 games while battling plantar fasciitis in his left foot, a condition that landed him on the disabled list from May 29 to July 19.
In 2008, Quentin hit .288 with 36 homers and 100 RBIs before missing the final month with a wrist injury.
Left-hander John Danks and right-hander Tony Pena are the only White Sox remaining in arbitration.