White Sox agree to 1-year, $12M deal with Clevinger
The Chicago White Sox and right-hander Mike Clevinger agreed to a one-year contract worth $12 million, the team announced Sunday.
The contract also carries a mutual option for the 2024 campaign.
Clevinger posted a 7-7 record with a 4.33 ERA and a career-low 7.2 K/9 in 114 1/3 innings for the San Diego Padres last season after missing the entire 2021 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery and a knee injury.
The 31-year-old returns to the American League Central after spending the first four-and-a-half seasons of his career with Cleveland, authoring a 3.20 ERA and 10 K/9 in 523 1/3 innings.
In addition to Clevinger, the White Sox are expected to enter the 2023 campaign with Dylan Cease, Lance Lynn, Lucas Giolito, and Michael Kopech in the starting rotation.
Chicago starters combined to finish sixth in FIP and seventh in ERA among AL teams, but the team finished 81-81 and missed the playoffs.