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White Sox Agree to Terms with IF Mark Teahan on a Three Year Deal

White Sox Agree to Terms with IF Mark Teahan on a Three Year DealThe Chicago White Sox and infielder Mark Teahen have agreed to terms with on a three-year, $14-million contract, avoiding arbitration.

Under the terms, Teahen will receive $3.75 million in 2010, $4.75 million in 2011 and $5.5 million in 2012. He was eligible for free agency following the 2011 season.

Teahen, 28, hit .271 (142-524) with a career-high 34 doubles, 12 home runs and 50 RBI in 144 games with Kansas City in 2009. He made 99 starts at third base, 31 in right field and three at second.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder is a career .269 (667-2,480) hitter with 146 doubles, 24 triples, 59 home runs and 293 RBI in 676 career games, all with Kansas City (2005-09). He was named the Royals Player of the Year in 2006 after establishing career bests in average (.290), home runs (18) and RBI (69).

He was acquired by the White Sox from Kansas City on November 6 in exchange for infielders Chris Getz and Josh Fields.

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