White Sox plan to use closer Craig Kimbrel’s $ 16 million contract option

The White Sox plan to use closer’s Craig Kimbrel’s contract option, which is worth $ 16 million, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported. It was also revealed that the team will be looking to change it before the start of the 2022 season.

Kimbrel had an outstanding first half as the Cubs closer, but the White Sox did not perform well as he posted a 5.09 ERA after joining the organization on July 30.

The 33-year-old right-hander is the MLB’s active leader in saves with 372. He ranks ninth in that category in Major League history and surely many teams will be interested in his services if Chicago finally decides to trade him.