Sox announce signing of LHP Downs

January, 2, 2014
Jan 2
1:56
PM CT
By ESPNChicago.com
ESPNChicago.com
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox announced Thursday the signing of left-handed reliever Scott Downs to a one-year, $4 million deal.

Downs will receive $3.75 million in 2014, while the White Sox hold a $4.25 million option for 2015 with a $250,000 buyout.

Downs was 4-4 with a 2.49 ERA in 68 games last season for the Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta Braves. The 37-year-old left-hander is 38-36 with a 3.48 ERA over 564 career appearances.

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