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Report: White Sox, Tim Anderson agree to a six-year extension

Chicago White Sox Photo Day

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox poses on Chicago White Sox Photo Day during Spring Taining on February 23, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson has played only one season in the big leagues. It was a good season, though, as the rookie hit .283/.306/.432 (OPS+ 102) with nine homers and ten stolen bases in 99 games.

As Bill mentioned last night, he and the White Sox were reported to be in talks about a long term deal. A few minutes ago Ken Rosenthal reported that a deal had been struck:

UPDATE: Bob Nightengale reports that the deal is six-years, $25 million. That is close to the record for a contract given to a player with less than a year of service time. Chris Archer received a $25.5 million deal after the 2013 season, though it had some contingencies in it regarding his Super Two status that could’ve brought it down lower. This may be the largest guaranteed deal for a player with such little service time.

The White Sox selected Anderson in the first round — 17th overall — in the 2013 draft. He was a consensus top-100 prospect going into the 2015 season and was a consensus top-50 heading into last season, even earning a No. 19 overall ranking from Baseball Prospectus.

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