On July 17th, the White Sox announced that they agreed to an extension with All-Star starting pitcher Lance Lynn. The deal is for 2 years worth $38 million, with a club option for a 3rd season worth $18 million and a $1 million buyout.
The White Sox acquired Lance Lynn this past offseason when the team traded pitchers Dane Dunning and Avery Weems to the Texas Rangers. Some questioned the trade since Lynn only had one year left on his current contract. Well, now there shouldn’t be any doubts on if he wants to stay in Chicago.
Lynn has put together an excellent season in his first year with the Southsiders. He currently has a 1.94 ERA through 17 games and a record of 9-3. He has also recorded 109 strikeouts on the year, firmly placing himself in the conversation for the American League Cy Young Award. Lynn had some words on how he feels about playing for the White Sox.
Lance Lynn has been an excellent addition for the White Sox this season and will look to continue his dominance for the next two years on the Southside.