February 27, 2021

White Sox Sign Aaron Bummer To Five-Year Extension (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Chicago White Sox are signing Aaron Bummer to a five-year, $16MM contract extension, tweets USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The deal also includes two option years that could raise the overall value to $29.5MM, per Nightengale. Nightengale notes that it’s the “largest extension given to a non-closer who has yet to qualify for salary arbitration in #MLB history.”

Bummer has been a productive lefty out of the pen for the ChiSox, and he’s now locked in to burning worms on the Southside through the 2026 season. Bummer will make $1MM this season, $2MM in 2021, $2.5MM in 2022, $3.75MM in 2023, and $5.5MM in 2024. The option years are for $7.25MM and $7.5MM, respectively, with $1.25MM buyouts, per MLB.com’s Scott Merkin.

More to come…

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