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Monday, December 12, 2011
Danks, Quentin expected to be tendered

By Doug Padilla

CHICAGO -- Having not yet been traded, John Danks and Carlos Quentin are at least expected to be tendered contracts by the Chicago White Sox before Monday’s 11 p.m. deadline.

Both players are eligible for arbitration for the final time and both remain unsigned.

The move isn’t expected to change the White Sox’s plan of listening to trade offers for the pair. They both will be free agents after the 2012 season.

The White Sox wanted to sign Danks to a long-term deal, but sources have indicated that Danks’ agent hasn’t been receptive to the club’s contract overtures.

The White Sox haven’t completely dismissed the notion of signing Danks to a long-term deal, but he is expected to hit the open market next winter, making those prospects difficult.

The White Sox are not believed to have interest in signing Quentin to a long-term deal.

Danks is expected to make between $7 million and $8 million next season, while Quentin is expected to make between $6 million and $7 million. The date for exchanging salary arbitration figures is Jan. 18 and arbitration hearings begin Feb. 1 in Florida.

The White Sox are either expected to trade Danks and/or Quentin or come to terms on at least a one-year deal with them and avoid arbitration hearings.