White Sox retain Garcia, Thornton

Updated: October 6, 2009, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have exercised club options for 2010 on right-hander Freddy Garcia and left-hander Matt Thornton.

Garcia will have a base salary of $1 million next season and Thornton $2.25 million.

Garcia was 3-4 with a 4.34 ERA in nine starts after signing a minor league contract June 8. He was a key member of the 2005 rotation when Chicago won the World Series. He will be a candidate for the fifth starter's role next spring.

Thornton, a key setup man, was ...

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