White Sox Give Vasquez Extension

After one season with the Chicago White Sox, Javier Vazquez signed a three-year contract extension worth $34.5 million on Tuesday.

The hard-hurling righty went 11-12 with a 4.84 ERA last season, his first with the White Sox. He has eclipsed 150 strikeouts in each of the last seven seasons, but has never reached 16 wins, giving up 246 homers over his nine-year career.

The Yankees acquired Vazquez from the Montreal Expos in December 2003 and went to the All-Star game in 2004 before being traded to the Diamondbacks for Randy Johnson the following offseason. After only one year in Arizona, Vazquez was dealt to the White Sox in December 2005. He is a career 100-105 with a 4.34 ERA in 290 games, including 2 relief appearances.

[Chicago Sun-Times]