Chicago White Sox cap off busy week by signing pitcher Chris Flexen to a 1-year, $1.75 million deal

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The Chicago White Sox continued an active week Friday by signing pitcher Chris Flexen to a one-year, $1.75 million deal, a source confirmed to the Tribune.

The right-hander has a career 27-34 record with a 4.95 ERA, two saves and 343 strikeouts in 120 appearances (80 starts) during six seasons with the New York Mets (2017-19), Seattle Mariners (2021-23) and Colorado Rockies (2023). Flexen spent 2020 with the Doosan Bears in the Korea Baseball Organization, with whom he went 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 21 starts.

He made a career-best 31 starts in 2021 for the Mariners, going 14-6 with a 3.61 ERA, 125 strikeouts and 40 walks in 179 2/3 innings.

Flexen, 29, went 2-8 with a 6.86 ERA in 29 outings (16 starts) between the Mariners and Rockies in 2023. He was 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA in 17 appearances (four starts) with the Mariners and 2-4 with a 6.27 ERA in 12 starts for the Rockies. The Mariners designated Flexen for assignment on June 27 and traded him to the Mets on July 3. He then was designated for assignment and later released. He signed with the Rockies organization on July 14 and joined their rotation in late July.

USA Today’s Bob Nightengale first reported Friday’s signing.

Earlier this week, the Sox made additions behind the plate and in the bullpen. They signed veteran catcher Martín Maldonado to a one-year deal Tuesday. Two days later they signed reliever Tim Hill to a one-year, $1.8 million deal.


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