This is news that will be a hit with many Chicago White Sox fans.
The reliever, Kendall Graveman, has reportedly agreed with the White Sox on the terms of a three-year contract, which would earn him $ 24 million ($ eight million per season).
Jon Heyman is the first to report the news.
Last year, Graveman started the year in Seattle before being traded to the Astros for Abraham Toro, among others. The reliever has maintained very good statistics.
In 56 innings of work, he maintained an earned run average of 1.77. He also has ten rescues in Seattle.
What a great time to be a pitcher in MLB! Indeed, yesterday, Aaron Loup signed for two seasons in Los Angeles (17 million dollars guaranteed) and now Graveman signs a beautiful contract.
We can therefore expect a large amount also for Raisel Iglesias, who has just had a dream season, and Kenley Jansen. Both are free agents.
The final rounds against the White Sox will be very difficult for the opposing teams. Imagine Graveman, Kimbrel and Hendriks one after the other. And that is if the starting pitcher throws six innings …
Before putting this scenario in mind, you have to wonder if Kimbrel will start the season there. Indeed, Chicago has decided to activate its option year and many think it is to trade it. With the Cubs last year he did well, but it was disappointing in the South Side, however, he who is not an eighth inning pitcher.
If the team decides to keep him eventually, the enclosure will be very dangerous in 2022.