Pitcher Jon Garland agreed to a three-year, $29 million contract Wednesday with the 2005 World Series champion Chicago White Sox. Garland, who was eligible to become a free agent after the 2006 season, will receive $7 million next year, $10 million in 2007 and $12 million in 2008, the White Sox said in a statement. The right-hander went 18-10 with a 3.50 ERA and led the American League in shutouts last season. He pitched three complete games and had 115 strikeouts in 32 starts. Garland, who made the AL All-Star team last season, went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two postseason starts, including a complete-game victory against Los Angeles in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. Garland is 64-61 with a 4.42 ERA in 181 career games over six major league seasons, all with the White Sox. Joe Crede and Rob Mackowiak are the only White Sox players eligible for salary arbitration.
Garland Signs Three-Year Deal With Champs