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Report: Chicago White Sox Drawing Interest In John Danks And Gavin Floyd

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the White Sox have received interest from other clubs in starting pitchers John Danks and Gavin Floyd. Both pitchers are relatively affordable:

Lefty John Danks appeals to high-revenue teams – he will get a raise from $6 million in his final year of arbitration, then hit free agency.

Righty Gavin Floyd, on the other hand, fits nicely for low-revenue clubs – he is signed for $7 million next season with a $9.5 million club option for 2013.

Danks and Floyd been reliable starters for several years now. Both players have thrown at least 170 innings in each of the last four seasons.

Sox GM Ken Williams said Thursday that the team would have a "slight" cut in payroll, and a trade of Danks or Floyd would certainly get that ball rolling.

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