MLB: Lance Lynn awarded White Sox with two-year contract

CHICAGO – For Lance Lynn, it was pretty straightforward.

“What’s the point of being a free agent when you know where you want to be,” he said.

Lynn is enjoying his first season on the South Side of Chicago, and the White Sox are very happy too.

The relationship has deepened, with the club announcing on Saturday a two-year, $ 38 million contract extension for the right-hander.

The 34-year-old Lynn is 9-3 this season. He leads the American with an average of 1.99, in 16 starts.

It was acquired in a trade with Texas in December, in return for right-hander Dane Dunning and left-hander Avery Weems.

The White Sox led their section by eight games before hosting Houston on Saturday.

“They’ve built a winning club here,” said Lynn. This is what I want to be a part of. I want to help the team win a championship. « 

The Sox love Lynn’s fighting spirit and also what manager Tony La Russa has described as “vocal” leadership, with a young team.

“We are delighted to have Lance with us,” said DG Rick Hahn, in a statement.

“He turned out to be a major asset to our rotation, but also the positive presence in the locker room that we envisioned at the time of his acquisition. « 

The White Sox most recently won the World Series in 2005.

Lynn was drafted in the first round in 2008, by St. Louis.

He is 113-74 and has an average of 3.48 in 276 career appearances, including 252 starts.

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