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December 29, 2011

White Sox announce John Danks contract extension

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ December 29, 2011 7:00 pm
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whitesox.com press release:

The Chicago White Sox and left-handed pitcher John Danks have agreed to terms on a five-year, $65-million contract.  Under terms of the agreement, Danks will receive $8 million in 2012, which was to be his final season of arbitration eligibility, and $14.25 million in each of the 2013-16 seasons.

A native of Austin, Texas, Danks is 54-56 with a 4.03 ERA (411 ER/917.2 IP) and 714 strikeouts in 150 starts over five major-league seasons, all with the White Sox.  Since the start of the 2008 season, he ranks third among American League left-handers with 605 strikeouts, fourth with 48 victories and 76 quality starts and eighth with a 3.77 ERA.

Danks’ contract includes some no-trade clause protections:

MLB.com also has learned that Danks holds full no-trade veto power in the first year of his deal and has limited no-trade considerations over the next four. That limited no-trade translates into six teams to which Danks can’t be traded without his approval.

Danks posted the best K/BB ratio of his major-league career last year:

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2007 22 CHW AL 6 13 .316 5.50 26 26 0 0 0 0 139.0 160 92 85 28 54 4 109 4 0 3 622 86 1.540 10.4 1.8 3.5 7.1 2.02
2008 23 CHW AL 12 9 .571 3.32 33 33 0 0 0 0 195.0 182 74 72 15 57 1 159 4 0 7 804 138 1.226 8.4 0.7 2.6 7.3 2.79
2009 24 CHW AL 13 11 .542 3.77 32 32 0 1 0 0 200.1 184 89 84 28 73 1 149 5 0 1 839 124 1.283 8.3 1.3 3.3 6.7 2.04
2010 25 CHW AL 15 11 .577 3.72 32 32 0 1 1 0 213.0 189 93 88 18 70 2 162 4 1 2 878 115 1.216 8.0 0.8 3.0 6.8 2.31
2011 26 CHW AL 8 12 .400 4.33 27 27 0 2 1 0 170.1 182 89 82 19 46 5 135 7 0 6 728 97 1.339 9.6 1.0 2.4 7.1 2.93
5 Seasons 54 56 .491 4.03 150 150 0 4 2 0 917.2 897 437 411 108 300 13 714 24 1 19 3871 111 1.304 8.8 1.1 2.9 7.0 2.38
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .491 4.03 34 34 0 1 0 0 208 203 99 93 24 68 3 162 5 0 4 877 111 1.304 8.8 1.1 2.9 7.0 2.38
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 12/29/2011.

And here’s audio of Kenny Williams and John Danks’ comments (2:12). And John Danks’ comments on CSN (4:17) and on print by Van Schouwen.

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