Kendall Graveman reaches 3-year, $24M deal with White Sox

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Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Kendall Graveman (31) throws against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning of game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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2021-11-30 17:42:51 GMT+00:00 - The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms with right-hander Kendall Graveman on a three-year, $24 million contract on Tuesday.

Graveman, who turns 31 on Dec. 21, adds another right-handed arm to a White Sox bullpen that also includes All-Stars Craig Kimbrel and Liam Hendriks.

The White Sox picked up Kimbrel's contract option for 2022, however general manager Rick Hahn said earlier this month that the team is considering "whether it makes the most sense to have Craig in a White Sox uniform going forward, or is there a better use of that spot and him via trade."

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Graveman was 5-1 with 10 saves and a 1.77 ERA in 53 appearances with the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros last season. He owns a 29-33 record with a 4.15 ERA in 147 career appearances (80 starts) with the Toronto Blue Jays (2014), Oakland Athletics (2015-18), Mariners (2020-21) and Astros.

Graveman has been used primarily as a reliever since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2018 and missing the 2019 season.

--Field Level Media

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