The White Sox have agreed to a five-year extension with lefty Jose Quintana, tweets MLB.com's Scott Merkin. The guaranteed money in the deal is contingent on Quintana's arbitration status, tweets Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com: $26.5MM if he qualifies as a Super Two after 2014, and $21MM if not. Quintana will have two years and 133 days of Major League service after 2014, which would have qualified him for Super Two in two of the last five years. Hayes adds that the deal includes club options at $10.5MM for 2019 and $11.5MM for 2020. A White Sox press release has the full salary breakdown. Quintana is represented by MDR Sports Management. Quintana, 25, broke out last year with a 3.51 ERA, 7.4 K/9, 2.5 BB/9, 1.04 HR/9, and 42.5% groundball rate in 200 innings. "Jose quickly has established himself as a quality major-league starting pitcher, and along with Chris Sale, we expect him to be an important piece of our rotation for the foreseeable future," said White Sox senior vice president/general manager Rick Hahn in the statement. Sale, 25 this month, is potentially under team control through 2019.
White Sox, Quintana Agree To Five-Year Extension
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