Kotsay stays with White Sox for $1.5 million
Mark Kotsay agreed Thursday to a $1.5 million contract to remain with the Chicago White Sox. The 33-year-old infielder and outfielder, who had been eligible for free agency, hit .278 with four homers and 23 RBIs in 67 games combined with Boston and the White Sox last season. Chicago acquired him from the Red Sox on July 28 for outfielder Brian Anderson. In 40 games with the White Sox, the left-handed hitting Kotsay batted .292 with three homers and 18 RBIs. Kotsay is a .281 career hitter with 113 homers over 13 major league seasons with the Marlins, Padres, Athletics, Braves, Red Sox and White Sox. He also made $1.5 million this year.