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White Sox ink Lance Lynn to a two-year extension

The Chicago White Sox are bringing back one of their frontline starters for the foreseeable future.

Lance Lynn #33 of the Chicago White Sox delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins in the fifth inning of the game at Target Field on July 7, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The White Sox defeated the Twins 6-1. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The Chicago White Sox announced on Saturday that they’ve signed starting pitcher Lance Lynn to a two-year, $38 million contract extension. Lynn was scheduled to be a free agent at the end of this season. His two-year extension also includes a club option for the 2024 season.

The All-Star pitcher has been a tremendous addition for the White Sox, who was acquired in the offseason from the Texas Rangers. This season, the 34-year-old Lynn is one of the best pitchers in the game and is in contention for AL Cy Young award. Lynn has a 9-3 record and 1.99 ERA through 16 starts. The veteran pitcher also has 105 strikeouts in 90.2 IP. Lynn is a part of a dynamic starting rotation in Chicago that features Carlos Rodon, Dallas Keuchel, Lucas Giolito, and Dylan Cease.

With the veteran Lynn now re-signed for the next couple of seasons, the White Sox will turn their attention to Carlos Rodon, who is a free agent as well after this year.