Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that the White Sox and Chris Sale have agreed to a contract extension.
Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that he'll get $32.5 million guaranteed over the next five seasons. The deal also includes a pair of club options for 2018 and 2019 which could bring the max value of the deal to $60 million. The extension buys out all three of his arbitration seasons and potentially his first three years of free agency, so it has a chance to be an excellent bargain if he health cooperates. Sale thrived during his first year in the rotation in 2012, posting a 3.05 ERA and 192/51 K/BB ratio in 192 innings.