The White Sox declined to tender Putnam (elbow) a contract for 2018, Scott Merkin of reports.

Putnam underwent Tommy John surgery in June and will likely miss at least the first half of 2018. He fared quite well in a small sample at the big-league level in 2017 (1.43 FIP), and he's missed bats at a good clip in recent years, but the White Sox would have had to pay him north of $1.1 million if they had gone to arbitration.

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