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Danks Receives New Contract From White Sox

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago White Sox and starting pitcher John Danks have agreed to a five-year deal worth $65 million. The lefty would have been eligible for free agency after this upcoming season, but now will reside in the Windy City through 2016.

The 26-year-old Danks was a 15-game winner in 2010, but struggled this past season, going 8-12 with a 4.33 ERA.

“I love Chicago,” Danks said. “I love the people with the White Sox and I want to win here.”

In his five-year major league career, Danks has compiled a record of 54-56 with a 4.04 ERA and 714 strikeouts.

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