File this under deals that were basically done before Christmas but then everyone went home, ate too much, opened presents and then got back around it after the new year:
White Sox & Scott Downs have agreed to terms on a 1-year, $4-million contract, including a club option for 2015: https://t.co/5aEbQU3ABX
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) January 2, 2014
Downs, most recently with Atlanta, is coming off a season in which he posted a 2.49 ERA and 37/19 K/BB ratio in 43 innings between the Angels and the Braves. He’ll be a lefty specialist for the most part.