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Monday, January 13, 2014
Dayan Viciedo gets one-year deal

By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox avoided arbitration with Dayan Viciedo on Monday, agreeing to a one year, $2.8 million deal with the outfielder for the 2014 season.

The 24-year-old also made $2.8 million in 2013 and will remain arbitration-eligible through the 2017 season.

Viciedo, who was hampered by an oblique injury early in the 2013 season, finished the year with a .265 batting average, .304 on-base percentage and a .426 slugging percentage, which weren't much different than his .255/.300/.444 marks from 2012.

His run production was down in 2013, although he played in 23 less games than he did in 2012. Viciedo scored 43 runs with 14 home runs and 56 RBIs last season, compared to 64 runs, 25 home runs and 78 RBIs the previous year.

Viciedo still has his limitations as a left fielder, but since 2012 his 25 assists are second among American League outfielders to the Kansas City Royals' Alex Gordon (34).

Second baseman Gordon Beckham and outfielder Alejandro De Aza are the White Sox's two remaining arbitration-eligible players.