Chicago White Sox shooter Lance Lynn was recognized for his excellent first half of the season, initialing a two-year, $ 38 million two-year contract extension on Saturday.
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The 34-year-old veteran has adapted very well to his new environment in “Windy City” when he played in Major League Baseball’s last All-Star game in his first Sox campaign.
Lynn is 9-3 and an excellent 1.99 earned running average, making him a first-time American candidate for the Cy-Young Trophy.
According to the MLB Network, the contract will come with an optional year in which right-handers will receive $ 18 million. Cash bonuses are also given if Lynn ends up in the top three in the Cy-Young race.
Lyn’s previous $ 30 million three-year deal with the Texas Rangers was scheduled to end at the end of this season. The White Sox had acquired their services in December last year, in return for pitchers Dane Dunning and Avery Weems.