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White Sox pick up Thornton, Castro options

Posted on: October 26, 2010 3:00 pm
Matt Thornton
In one of the least surprising moves of the offseason, the White Sox have exercised their 2011 option on left-hander Matt Thornton, reports via Twitter. Thornton gets a raise from $2.25 million to $3 million, but that's a bargaim for the Sox after the 34-year-old reliever posted a 2.67 ERA in 61 appearances this season. Usually a setup man, with Chicago's closer situation in flux Thornton finished 13 games and earned eight saves.

Chicago also picked up a $1.2 million option on backup catcher Ramon Castro, who batted .278/.328/.504 in 115 at-bats last season, and requested waivers on right-hander Carlos Torres so he can pursue a job in Asia.

-- David Andriesen

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