White Sox Buy Out Option On Jermaine Dye

The White Sox bought out Jermaine Dye's mutual option for 2010, according to a team press releaseJoe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times says it cost the Sox $950K.  This decision was a given, since the option was for $12MM.  While Dye is a projected Type A free agent, it won't matter because the Sox are highly unlikely to offer arbitration.  Mark Teahen is officially a member of the White Sox now, but he'll take over at third base with Gordon Beckham playing second.

Dye, 36 in January, hit .250/.340/.453 in 574 plate appearances this year.  He slumped to .184/.303/.278 over the season's final two months.  In an article yesterday, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan said that Dye "is of interest to the Rangers."

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