It was a somewhat unexpected evening for the White Sox in advance of the Monday night deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players.
This afternoon we brought you the news of the White Sox buying out the last year of James McCann’s arbitration, with a $5.1 million contract (a $200,000 increase on his MLBTR arb estimate), as well as releasing Thyago Vieira, allowing him to sign a contract in Japan.
The White Sox offered contracts to all other arbitration-eligible players on the 40-man roster (MLBTR arb estimates in parenthesis):
Alex Colomé ($10,300,000)
Carlos Rodón ($4,500,000)
Leury García ($4,000,000)
Evan Marshall ($1,300,000)
So far, so good.
The White Sox did not double-back on their decision to part ways with Yolmer Sánchez, at least at his estimated $6.2 million arbitration price tag. Sánchez, who went unclaimed last week after being designated for assignment by the White Sox, has not formally been cut free from the team after Monday’s decline.
Now, for the curious part: rehabbing reliever Ryan Burr and Charlotte left-handed reliever Caleb Frare, two pitchers with uncertain futures who had nonetheless shown flashes of sticking in a major league…