The White Sox and reliever Liam Hendriks have agreed to a three-year deal with a club option for a fourth, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand on Monday night.
The contract is worth $54 million guaranteed, with a 2024 option worth $15 million to go along with a buyout, which
The White Sox and reliever
The contract is worth $54 million guaranteed, with a 2024 option worth $15 million to go along with a buyout, which would also be $15 million paid out over a designated period of time if Chicago declines the option. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Hendriks had a 1.78 ERA in 25 1/3 innings for the A’s in 2020 and was honored as the Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year. It was his second straight season with an ERA under 1.85 for the A’s, on the heels of two straight years with a mark above 4.00 in 2017-18.
He spent the last five seasons with the A’s after a trade from the Blue Jays following the 2014 season. Hendriks has also pitched for the Royals and Twins, who he debuted with in 2011 as a starter in a game against the White Sox. Minnesota signed the Australian pitcher as an amateur free agent in 2007.
Adding Hendriks gives the White Sox a closer to fill the role of free agent Alex Colomé, who had 42 saves for Chicago in the past two seasons. The White Sox have also added Lance Lynn, via trade, and Adam Eaton, in free agency, in notable moves this offseason