CHICAGO – The White Sox avoided arbitration with Brett Lawrie and Avisail Garcia, signing each to a one-year deal.
Lawrie will take a pay cut next year, making $3.5 million down from $4.125 million last year.
The 26-year-old second baseman batted .248 with twelve home runs and 36 RBI in 94 games in his first year with the Sox.
Garcia, meanwhile, settled for $3 million to play another year on the South Side.
In 120 games last year, the 25-year-old outfielder drove in 51 runs on twelve homers and ranked fourth in the American League with a .355 average with runners in scoring position.
The Sox also declined to tender a 2017 contract to 28-year-old right-handed pitcher Blake Smith.