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White Sox avoid arbitration, agree to deals with Lawrie, Jennings

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White Sox avoid arbitration, agree to deals with Lawrie, Jennings

The White Sox avoided arbitration with a pair of players, including one of their big offseason acquisitions, the team announced Thursday.

The White Sox agreed to one-year deals with infielder Brett Lawrie, who was acquired in a winter trade with the Oakland A's, and relief pitcher Dan Jennings.

Lawrie will make $4.125 million in 2016, and Jennings will make $810,000.

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Lawrie is expected to be the team's everyday second baseman this season. Last season in Oakland, Lawrie posted a .260/.299/.407 slash line with 16 home runs and 60 RBIs.

Jennings pitched 56 1/3 innings out of the bullpen for the South Siders last season after three seasons with the Miami Marlins. Jennings posted a 3.99 ERA with 46 strikeouts compared to 24 walks.

The White Sox have two remaining arbitration-eligible players.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.