The White Sox have agreed to terms with outfielder Jermaine Dye on a two-year, $10.15 million contract that contains a club option for 2007.
Under terms of the deal, Dye will be paid $4 million in 2005 and $5 million in 2006 with the club holding an option for 2007 at $6 million (with a buyout of $1.15 million).
"Jermaine is a veteran who fills an immediate need for us," said general manager Ken Williams in a statement from the team.
Dye hit .265 with 23 home runs and 80 RBIs in 137 games with Oakland in 2004. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder tied for the club lead in triples, ranked second in home runs, tied for second in runs scored and ranked third in RBIs.
He has hit 20 or more home runs in a season five times, and has driven in 100 or more runs three times.
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