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Report: Flexen agrees to a $1.75 million, one-year contract with White Sox

Chris Flexen Seattle Mariners Chris Flexen - The Canadian Press

Chris Flexen agreed to a $1.75 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Pedro Grifol another possibility for his rotation.

Flexen played for Seattle and Colorado this season, going 2-8 with a 6.86 ERA in 29 games, with 16 starts. The right-hander is 27-34 with a 4.95 ERA in 120 major league appearances, including 80 starts.

To clear a roster spot, Chicago designated catcher Carlos Pérez for assignment on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Flexen had an $8 million salary last season. He was designated for assignment by the Mariners on June 27 and then traded to the New York Mets, who promptly designated him for assignment.

Flexen signed a minor league deal with Colorado and was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on July 29. He went 2-4 with a 6.27 ERA in 12 starts with the Rockies.

The White Sox went 61-101 this year and finished fourth in the AL Central. Their rotation is fronted by Dylan Cease, but he has been mentioned in trade rumors this offseason.

Flexen was selected by the Mets in the 14th round of the 2012 amateur draft. He made his big league debut with New York in 2017.

Flexen had his best season with Seattle in 2021, going 14-6 with a 3.61 ERA in 31 starts.

The 27-year-old Pérez hit .204 (10 for 49) with four doubles, one home run and three RBIs in 27 games last season.