Monday, January 21, 2008
Sources: White Sox, Dotel agree to two-year, $11 million contract
ESPN.com news services
CHICAGO -- Right-hander Octavio Dotel has reach an agreement
with the Chicago White Sox on a two-year, $11 million contract, two baseball sources told ESPN.com.
The White Sox are expected to make an announcement on Tuesday.
"We're talking," Dotel said on Monday, according to The Associated Press. "We're working
on a deal."
White Sox general manager Ken Williams declined comment in an
The 34-year-old Dotel spent last season with the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves but was limited to only 33 appearances
and 30 2/3 innings because of a shoulder injury. He went 2-1 with a
4.11 ERA and was dealt from Kansas City to Atlanta at the trading
Dotel underwent reconstructive elbow surgery in 2005 while with
Oakland, then pitched for the New York Yankees the following year.
He has 82 career saves in nine major league seasons.
The White Sox signed reliever Scott Linebrink to a $19 million,
four-year contract in November. Bobby Jenks had 41 and 40 saves,
respectively, in the past two seasons for Chicago.
Information from ESPN.com writer Jerry Crasnick and The Associated Press was used in this report.