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March 6, 2011

White Sox sign LHRP Matt Thornton to 2 year extension

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 6, 2011 8:00 pm
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whitesox.com:

The Chicago White Sox and All-Star relief pitcher Matt Thornton have agreed to terms on a two-year, $12-million contract extension which includes a club option for the 2014 season.

Under terms of the deal, the left-handed Thornton will receive $5.5 million each in 2012 and 2013. The White Sox hold a $6-million option for the 2014 season, which includes a $1-million buyout. Thornton, 34, will earn a base salary of $3 million in 2011 as per the terms of the three-year contract extension (with club options for 2010-11) he signed with the Sox on April 1, 2007. …

UPDATE: JJ writes Thornton’s extension is good but not without risk.

White Sox vs. KC Royals on 2:05 pm CT; free webcast

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 6, 2011 1:00 pm
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Game at 2:05 CT. Free webcast at whitesox.com: Watch an exclusive video webcast as left-hander Mark Buehrle takes his turn on the mound against the Royals in Cactus League play at Camelback Ranch. WatchGameday

Jake Peavy reverts to his old pitching delivery technique

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ March 6, 2011 3:30 am
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Schouwen @ CST:

‘‘We have gotten back to that old San Diego delivery that I’m used to,’’ said Peavy, who won a Cy Young Award with the Padres. ‘‘I did get away from that at the end of ’09 [with the Sox] and the start of last year. I wasn’t as mechanically sound as I have been. I’ve never been a guy that scouts love to watch throw. I spent eight years healthy with those mechanics and doing some good things in the game. That is who I want to be. Got away from that, and some health issues caused me to do that. I think I’m back there.’’

UPDATE: Don Cooper gave a 10-minute interview to Bruce Levine at ‘Talkin’ Baseball’. One of the subjects was Jake Peavy’s return. Coop said Peavy will go through everything the other pitchers do and “all systems go right now’ regarding Peavy (at the 1:35-1:45 point).

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