White Sox signed LHP Mark Buehrle to a four-year contract extension through 2011.
ESPN is reporting that the deal is worth $56 million and includes that would make it a five-year, $75 million if he's traded. That would seem to suggest that Buehrle didn't get the full no-trade clause he wanted. It's a very good deal for the White Sox when compared to what he would have received as a free agent. Still, that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be worth the money. Buehrle has far more mileage on his arm than most 28-year-olds, and while it is very encouraging the way he's bounced back this year, he could have more seasons like his 2006 in his future. Jul. 8 - 5:17 pm et
If he's traded, it could be a 5 year, $75 millions deal.