More from AP: Top stories | Florida | U.S. | Politics | World | Business | Technology | Sports | Entertainment | Offbeat


Dec 1, 6:12 PM EST

Castillo agrees to $15M, 2-year contract with White Sox


Interactive
Complete Baseball Coverage
Interactives
Mark McGwire timeline
Steroids in Baseball
How to throw a knuckleball
An interactive looking at Derek Jeter's career
Bonds Multimedia
Bonds & BALCO Timeline
Bonds Breaks Home Run Record
Bonds: Chasing the HR Record
Latest News
Cards' Piscotty dealt to A's after mother diagnosed with ALS

Angels get 2B Ian Kinsler from Tigers for 2 minor leaguers

Recovering Pineda, Twins agree to $10M, 2-year deal

Angels: Ohtani's sprained elbow will be healed by spring

AP source: Marlins agree to deal Ozuna to Cardinals

CHICAGO (AP) -- Free-agent catcher Welington Castillo agreed Friday to a $15 million, two-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who avoided arbitration with right-hander Danny Farquhar by reaching a $1.05 million, one-year deal.

The 30-year-old Castillo will make $7.25 million in each of the next two years, and the White Sox have for $8 million for 2020 with a $500,000 buyout.

Castillo, who broke into the majors with the crosstown Cubs in 2010, hit .282 with 20 homers and 53 RBIs in 96 games with Baltimore last season. He also threw out 24 of 49 would-be base stealers for a major league-best 49 percent success rate.

"Adding Welington benefits us both in the short and long term," general manager Rick Hahn said in a statement. "He has been one of the more productive catchers over the last several seasons, and we believe his presence will have a lasting positive effect on our younger pitchers and catchers as they continue their development at the major league level."

Castillo played for White Sox manager Rick Renteria when he skippered the Cubs in 2014.

The 30-year-old Farquhar went 4-2 with a 4.20 ERA in 52 appearances last season with Tampa Bay and the White Sox. Major league teams had a Friday deadline to offer contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters.

---

For more AP baseball coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.