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MLB: RHP Lance Lynn, White Sox agree to two-year extension

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The White Sox and right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn have agreed to a two-year, $38 million contract extension that will keep the All-Star in Chicago through at least the 2023 season.

The deal includes an $18 million club option for 2024 with a $1 million buyout.

Lynn, 34, will receive $18.5 million each of the next two seasons.

In his first season with the White Sox, Lynn is 9-3 with a 1.99 ERA. He’s started 16 games.

The White Sox acquired the veteran from Texas on Dec. 8, 2020, for right-hander Dane Dunning and left-hander Avery Weems.

Lynn leads the American League with a 1.99 ERA. He ranks second in opponents average (.189), slugging percentage (.303) and OPS (.303).

“We are thrilled to be able to keep Lance in a White Sox uniform for the next several seasons,” said Rick Hahn, White Sox senior vice president/general manager. “He very quickly proved himself 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 the acquisition. We look forward to Lance continuing to be a big part of what we’re hoping to accomplish not just in 2021 but now beyond.”

Lynn has a 113-74 record with a 3.48 ERA and 1,520 strikeouts in 276 career games (252 starts) over 11 major league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals (2011-17), Minnesota Twins (2018), New York Yankees (2018), Texas Rangers (2019-20) and White Sox.

–Field Level Media

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