White Sox sign Kelvin Herrera to two-year deal
The Chicago White Sox are waiting to see whether they will be able to sign Manny Machado or Bryce Harper to a massive contract this offseason, and they made a move to bolster their bullpen in the meantime on Monday.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the White Sox have signed reliever Kelvin Herrera to a two-year deal with a vesting option for a third year.
Reliever Kelvin Herrera and the Chicago White Sox are in agreement on a two-year, $18 million deal with a vesting third-year option, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 7, 2019
Herrera dealt with a shoulder injury and a foot injury last season that limited him to just 21 appearances after he was traded to the Washington Nationals in mid-June. He had a 1.05 ERA in 27 appearances with the Kansas City Royals prior to the trade, and his career 2.82 ERA reflects how he has been dominant for stretches in recent years.
While injuries are obviously a concern, Herrera will only be 29 on Opening Day. He should be one of the more solid relievers in baseball if healthy to start the year.