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White Sox, Rick Renteria agree to contract extension

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James Fegan of The Athletic reports that White Sox GM Rick Hahn said on Tuesday that manager Rick Renteria signed a contract extension “some time ago,” meaning 2019 won’t be his last season under contract with the club. Details of the new deal, including the length and amount, are not yet known.

Renteria, 56, has managed the White Sox for two seasons in a rebuilding effort. The club has gone 129-195 (.398), finishing in fourth place both years.

Renteria coached for the Padres (2008-13), managed the Cubs for one year in 2014, and was a bench coach for the White Sox (2016) before being named manager.

Brewers sign Gio Gonzalez

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Milwaukee Brewers have signed Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez will get a $2 million base salary with $2 million in potential performance bonuses.

Gonzalez was excellent for the Brewers down the stretch last season, posting a 2.13 ERA over his final five regular season starts. While it’s not likely he can replicate that, given how terrible Milwaukee’s rotation has been thus far — they have a 5.74 ERA as a group this season — he can’t hurt.

Not a bad landing pad for a guy who had to settle for a minor league deal with the Yankees before being released over the weekend.