The Chicago White Sox signed three players to deals, prior to numbers being exchanged between the players and the teams tomorrow. The White Sox have agreed to one-year deals with pitchers Hector Noesi, Nate Jones and Javy Guerra, the team announced on Thursday.
The White Sox and Hector Noesi reached an agreement on a one-year, $1.95 million contract for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration. In 28 games pitched in (27 starts) for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox, Noesi pitched to a 8-12 record, along with a 4.75 ERA and a 82 ERA+ in 172 and 1/3 innings pitched last season. Over his brief four-year major-league career, he has a career 12-27 record, along with a 5.16 ERA, a dreadful 76 ERA+ and a 4.88 FIP in 362 and 2/3 innings pitched over 97 games (48 starts).
The White Sox and Nate Jones reached an agreement on a one-year, $660,000 deal for the 2015 season, avoiding arbitration. Jones’ 2014 campaign was abruptly cut short after two games, as he had to undergo surgery on his elbow, causing him to miss the rest of the season. During the 2013 campaign with Chicago, the 28-year-old pitched to a 4-5 record, along with a 3.31 ERA, 101 ERA+ and a 2.64 FIP in 78 innings pitched out of the bullpen. This is coming off of a very solid rookie campaign in 2012, where he recorded an 8-0 record, along with a 2.39 ERA in 71 and 2/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen.
The White Sox reached an agreement with Javy Guerra on a one-year, $937,500 contract, avoiding arbitration. The 29-year-old right-handed reliever had a 2-4 record, along with a 2.91 ERA, 134 ERA+ and a 3.95 FIP in 46 and 1/3 innings pitched out of the bullpen over 42 appearances.