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White Sox exercise $3.75 million option on Jason Frasor

Oct 31, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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When the White Sox acquired Jason Frasor from the Blue Jays in July the assumption was that they made the move to get him for the second half of this season and all of next season, and sure enough they’ve exercised the reliever’s $3.75 million option for 2012.

Frasor earned $3.5 million this season while throwing 60 innings with a 3.60 ERA and 57/26 K/BB ratio. He also posted a 3.12 ERA and 121/43 K/BB ratio in 121 total innings between 2009 and 2010, so Frasor should be a solid setup man for Chicago in 2012 and $3.75 million is a very reasonable one-year commitment.

Of course, if the White Sox decide to go with a full-scale rebuilding effort Frasor may end up as trade bait. Either way, picking up his option was the right move.

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 31, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Frasor will be happy. In Chicago, his parents can act as baby sitters. In Toronto, his wife’s parents acted as baby sitters.

    • cur68 - Oct 31, 2011 at 6:41 PM

      I’m gonna miss seeing his wife at the ball games; she’s pretty cute.

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