The Chicago White Sox and pitcher Chris Sale have agreed to a five-year, $32.5 million contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
The deal includes two club options that could escalate the deal to about $60 million. Sale, 23, will earn $850,000 in 2013, $3.5 million in 2014, $6.0 million in 2015, $9.15 million in 2016 and $12 million in 2017.
The White Sox hold options for 2018 at $12.5 million and for 2019 at $13.5 million. If the team decline's either option, Sale would get a $1 million buyout.
The lefty went 17-8 with a 3.05 ERA in his first season as a starter, and made the All-Star Game. He spent the 2011 season as a member of the bullpen.