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March 23, 2019
Ace left-hander Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a new contract that guarantees an additional $145 million from 2020 to 2024. Sale has been an All-Star the last seven years and would have been eligible for free agency after this season. He is guaranteed $15 million this year under the second option year of the contract he signed with the Chicago White Sox before the 2013 season. Since he was acquired from Chicago in 2016, Sale is 29-12 with a 2.56 ERA.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ace left-hander Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a new contract that guarantees an additional $145 million from 2020 to 2024.

Sale has been an All-Star the last seven years and would have been eligible for free agency after this season.

He is guaranteed $15 million this year under the second option year of the contract he signed with the Chicago White Sox before the 2013 season. The deal wound up to be worth $59 million over seven years plus award bonuses.

The contract announced Saturday adds $30 million salaries annually from 2020-22 and $27.5 million a year in 2023 and 2024.

Since he was acquired from Chicago in December 2016, Sale is 29-12 with a 2.56 ERA.

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