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Friday, December 9th, 2016

ROB MACKOWIAK: PAID IN FULL

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Kinda shrinks that Augie Ojeda to the Cubs news doesn’t it?

White Sox, Mackowiak agree on $5.3 million, two-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) – The World Series champion Chicago White Sox
agreed Wednesday with Rob Mackowiak on a $5.3 million, two-year
contract that avoided salary arbitration.

Mackowiak, who was eligible to become a free agent following the
2007 season, will receive $2.25 million in 2006 and $2.75 million
in 2007. The White Sox hold a 2008 option at $3.25 million with a
buyout of $300,000.

Acquired from Pittsburgh on December 13 for left-handed reliever
Damaso Marte, Mackowiak hit a career-best .272 with nine homers and
58 RBIs in 142 games with the Pirates last year. The left-handed
hitter and utility player made 50 starts at third base, 31 in
center field, 17 at second base, 13 in right field and one at first
base.

Mackowiak is a .258 career hitter with 52 homers and 221 RBIs in
593 games, all with Pittsburgh. Third baseman Joe Crede is the only
White Sox player still eligible for arbitration.

  • <span class="anon-comment-author">Schmidty</span>

    As a former youth baseball coach, the HARDEST thing I taught was the fact that just because a pitch is a strike doesn’t mean you have to swing at it. Patterson seems similar in this respect. If there are less than two strikes, you don’t have to swing at pitches JUST BECAUSE they’re strikes. Curves…pitches up in the zone, etc. They’re still meant to get you out, but the kids I worked with always thought they had to swing away at the first thing they saw in the zone. They didn’t realize that the more pitches they saw, the more likely to see a “mistake” or something even BETTER to hit. It’s sometimes a tough concept to understand, but hopefully Corey figures it out!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13441809988487585009 <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/13441809988487585009" rel="nofollow">Jeremy</a>

    The trouble with Patterson is that he doesn’t swing at just strikes. He swings as pretty much everything. Pitchers realized they could get him out by not throwing him anything good.

  • <span class="anon-comment-author">Earl</span>

    I agree with those who wish Corey well. I picked him high in the second set of picks for my AL fantasy team.
    He has some good tools and maybe ….maybe Baltimore will do it for him.
    I hope so.
    Earl in Alaska

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