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White Sox sign Adam Eaton to 5-year, $23.5 million extension

The outfielder will be under team control through the 2021 season with the new deal.

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The White Sox have signed outfielder Adam Eaton to a five-year, $23.5 million contract extension, as reported by Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. According to a major-league source, the deal includes two club options that are worth $9.5 million in 2020 and $10.5 million in 2021 and includes a $1.5 million buyout if one of the options is declined. In total, Eaton's deal could reach $43.5 million over seven seasons, and will keep him under team control through 2021. Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune has the full breakdown of the deal:

Eaton, 26, was slated to become a free agent after the 2018 season, but his new deal ensures that the White Sox will have three seasons of additional control. The outfielder, who was originally acquired in a three-team deal that send Mark Trumbo to Arizona, hit .300/.362/.401 with 35 RBI in his first season on the South Side of Chicago, playing solid defense in center field for the White Sox and looking like a long-term piece for the club.

In 211 games over three-major league seasons, Eaton is the owner of a career .281/.350/.390 hitter with six home runs and 62 RBI. He is expected to be part of a young White Sox' core that also includes Jose Abreu, Chris Sale, Jose Quintana, and potentially, top draft pick Carlos Rodon.