Chicago White Sox and Lance Lynn agree to $ 38 million 2-year extension – .

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Chicago White Sox and Lance Lynn agree to $ 38 million 2-year extension – .


Fresh out of his first All-Star appearance in nearly a decade, right-hander Lance Lynn has agreed to a two-year, $ 38 million contract extension with the Chicago White Sox, the team announced on Saturday.
Lynn will earn $ 18.5 million each of the next two seasons. The deal includes an $ 18 million club option for 2024 with a $ 1 million buyout.

Lynn, who pitched the second inning of Tuesday’s AHL victory, is 9-3 with a 1.99 ERA – which would be a career best – on 16 starts for the White Sox this season. .

The 34-year-old was scheduled to be a free agent during the offseason after joining the White Sox in a trade with the Texas Rangers in December.

“We are delighted to be able to keep Lance in a White Sox uniform for the next few seasons,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “It very quickly proved to be not only an All-Star caliber addition to the front of our rotation, but also the positive clubhouse presence that we envisioned at the time of acquisition. We look forward to seeing Lance continue to be a big part of what we hope to accomplish not just in 2021, but now beyond. “

Lynn’s season got off to a good start with an 18 ⅔ innings streak without allowing an earned run, which was the longest by a White Sox starter since 1976, when Wilbur Wood had a 21-innings streak to start the season, according to l ‘Elias Sports Office.

Lynn was also an All-Star in 2012 with the St. Louis Cardinals.

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