White Sox tender contracts to 5 Players, non-tender two others

With the 11:59 ET tender deadline looming, the Chicago White Sox decided they will tender contracts to 5 players, according to Dan Hayes with CSN Chicago, on Twitter.

Nate Jones, who will likely be out for majority of the 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery late last season, will be set to make around $600K next season.

Dayan Viciedo, 25, will be seen as an additional bat off the bench. They certainly won’t use him for his glove in left field, as the team has been vocal about signing a new outfielder this offseason. Viciedo is set to make up to $4.4 million in 2015.

Javy Guerra, who was super-two eligible this offseason, will earn around $1.3 million in 2015. He posted an impressive 2.91 ERA in 46.1 innings last season.

Tyler Flowers will earn $2.1 million next season in what is likely his final season as the team’s starting catcher. He posted a .241/.297/.396 slash line in 2014 to go with 15 home runs and 50 RBI.

Hector Noesi, who was claimed off of waivers early in 2014, had a strong season at the end of Chicago’s rotation after the team had many failed rotation attempts. He will be in the discussion for the team’s rotation again in 2015, and is set to make around $1.9 million.

Before the tendered contracts were announced, there were also two pitchers who were not tendered contracts.

It took Scott Carroll, 30, 8 seasons in the minors to get his first crack at a rotation spot, and it ended abruptly with the team late in 2014. He finished the year with a 5-10 record and a 4.80 ERA in 129.1 innings (26 games, 19 starts). Carroll was taken off the roster when the Sox signed Adam LaRoche on November 25th.

Scott Snodgress, a 25-year-old lefty, was a September call-up last year. He appeared in 4 games and only pitched 2.1 innings. The results were not great, and he finished with no decisions and a 15.43 ERA. He has a lifetime 3.84 ERA in the minors in 4 seasons.

The Sox 40-man roster is now at 39.

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