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John Danks agrees to 5-year extension

Updated: December 29, 2011, 10:03 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

The Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher John Danks agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $65 million, the team announced on Thursday.

"I've said I love Chicago and love the people with the White Sox," Danks said Thursday. "I want to win here. This was my first choice."

Danks will make $8 million in 2012 and $14.25 per season for the next four years. ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine reported the deal on Dec. 21.

"We consider ourselves very fortunate ...

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