You can always tell when it's arbitration-signing season in major league baseball; these days, it's constant tweets from MLB Trade Rumors and others regarding signings, before arbitration hearings come up early next month.â†µâ†µ
Today, the White Sox announced the signing of three returning players -- lefthanded starter John Danks, outfielder Carlos Quentin and righthanded reliever Tony Pena -- to one-year contracts, avoiding arb hearings.â†µâ†µ
Under terms of the agreements, Danks will receive $6 million in 2011, Quentin $5.05 million and Pena $1.6 million. In addition, today the Sox claimed righthanded pitcher Phil Humber from the Oakland Athletics on waivers, making the total on their 40-man roster 38 players. The Sox have no further arb-eligible players, and in less than four weeks, it's time for players to report and start getting ready for the 2011 season.