White Sox, re­liever Cishek fi­nal­ize $6 mil­lion con­tract

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

CHICAGO (AP) >> The Chicago White Sox fi­nal­ized a $6 mil­lion, one-year con­tract with free agent re­liever Steve Cishek on Tues­day.

The 33-year-old right-han­der will earn $5.25 mil­lion next sea­son un­der the deal reached last week. The White Sox hold a $6.75 mil­lion op­tion for 2021 with a $750,000 buy­out.

Cishek is head­ing to the South Side af­ter spend­ing the past two sea­sons with the crosstown Cubs. The side-armer went 4-6 with a 2.95 ERA and seven saves in 70 ap­pear­ances last year.

Cishek broke into the ma­jors in 2010 with the Mar­lins. He is 32-27 with a 2.69 ERA and 132 saves in 10 years in the ma­jors, also play­ing for Tampa Bay, Seat­tle and St. Louis.

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