(CBS) The White Sox and left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana have agreed to terms on a five-year contract, with the club holding options for two more years at the end of the deal.
Through those five years, the total guarantee in money would be $26.5 million for Quintana if he’s eligible for arbitration at the end of this season. In that case, the pay structure would be $850,000 in 2014, $3.4 million in 2015, $5.4 million in 2016, $7 million in 2017 and $8.85 million in 2018.
If Quintana’s not eligible for arbitration, the total guarantee would be $21 million. In that instance, the pay structure would be $850,000 in 2014, $1.0 million in 2015, $3.8 million in 2016, $6.0 million in 2017 and $8.35 million in 2018.
The Sox hold options for 2019 at $10.5 million and for 2020 at $11.5 million with a $1.0-million buyout.
The 25-year-old Quintana was 9-7 with a 3.51 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 200 innings last season, making 33 starts. Quintana was 6-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 136 1/3 innings and 22 starts in 2012 for the White Sox.
“Jose quickly has established himself as a quality major-league starting pitcher, and along with Chris Sale, we expect him to be an important piece of our rotation for the foreseeable future,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. “Jose brings a tremendous work ethic and professionalism to his approach, and he is well respected by his teammates, so we are excited to be able to reward him for what he has accomplished thus far in his career and possibly keep him in a White Sox uniform for the next seven seasons.”