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White Sox Hot Stove 2011: Chicago Will Not Match Offers To Mark Buehrle, According To Report

The odds that the Chicago White Sox will be able to re-sign pitcher Mark Buehrle appeared slim with reports Tuesday afternoon that four other clubs had made long-term offers. In commenting on the situation Tuesday, General Manager Ken Williams seemed to be bidding farewell to the veteran southpaw, and if this report from Sun-Times columnist Joe Cowley is accurate, this may be why:

Just spoke to an agent who said KW has told Buehrle's camp the Sox will not match the offers out there.

If true, then it's over for the White Sox and Mark Buehrle, and the only question remaining is to which team he decides to move.

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