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BRIEF-Baseball-White Sox sign pitcher Jenks, outfielder Quentin

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago White Sox avoided arbitration with pitcher Bobby Jenks and outfielder Carlos Quentin, signing both to one-year deals on Saturday.

The right-handed Jenks, who had 29 saves while compiling a 3-4 record with a 3.71 earned run average in 2009, will earn $7.5 million, the White Sox said on their website (

Quentin, who will make $3.2 million, hit .236 with 21 home runs and 56 runs batted in 99 games.

He was on the disabled list for almost two months with plantar fasciitis in his left foot a year after being an American League All-Star.

Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Alastair Himmer