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Quintana gets $21M, 5-year deal from White Sox

Published: Monday, March 24, 2014 2:40 p.m. CDT
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(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana throws against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning of a spring exhibition baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz., Sunday, March 23, 2014.

CHICAGO (AP) — Pitcher Jose Quintana and the Chicago White Sox have agreed to a $21 million, five-year contract that would increase to $26.5 million if he is eligible for salary arbitration after this season.

The deal announced Monday includes two team options that could add $22 million.

Quintana has 1 year, 133 days of major league service. The cutoff for arbitration eligibility was 2 years, 122 days this year and 2-139 last year.

After agreeing this month to a one-year deal paying $550,000 in the major leagues and $300,000 in the minors, Quintero gets an $850,000 salary this season.

If eligible for arbitration at the end of this year, he would get $3.4 million in 2015, $5.4 million in 2016, $7 million in 2017 and $8.85 million in 2018.

If not eligible for arbitration after this season, Quintana would receive $1 million in 2015, $3.8 million in 2016, $6 million in 2017 and $8.35 million in 2018.

Chicago has a $10.5 million option for 2019 with a $1 million buyout. If that's exercised, the White Sox have a $10.5 million option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout.

If he wins a Cy Young Award at any point through 2019, the 2020 option price would increase to $14 million, If he finishes second or third in the voting at any point through 2019, the 2020 option would rise to $13 million.

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