After his breakout 17-victory season in 2012, there might be some impetus for Chris Sale's representatives and the White Sox to discuss a long-term deal.

But Sale said he has no knowledge of such and he's content to receive a one-year contract for 2013 with salary arbitration looming after that.

"I know it happens from time to time," said Sale, who earned $500,000 last season. "But I'm just doing my stuff. If something happens, we'll see. I'm just chugging along."

Some teams, such as the Rays, are known for securing their young stars, such as Evan Longoria and Matt Moore, to long-term deals before they're arbitration eligible.

General manager Rick Hahn wouldn't comment specifically on Sale's status, but he did point to pitchers Gavin Floyd and Sergio Santos as Sox players who received multi-year contracts before being eligible for arbitration.

"There's no iron-clad policy against doing that," Hahn said. "It's just case-to-case."