GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a one-year, $7.45-million contract with right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito for the 2022 season, avoiding arbitration.
Giolito, 26, went 11-9 with a 3.53 ERA (70 ER/178.2 IP), 1.10 WHIP, .219 (145-662) opponents average and 201 strikeouts in 31 starts last season, his fifth with Chicago. He ranked fourth in the majors with 483 swing and misses in 2021.
The 2019 All-Star became the sixth pitcher in White Sox history to record multiple seasons of 200-plus strikeouts, and his 10.13 strikeouts per 9.0 IP in 2021 marked the sixth-highest total in franchise history. Giolito has received American League Cy Young votes in each of the last three seasons, including top seven finishes in 2019 and 2020.
Following the signing, all players on the White Sox 40-man roster have agreed to terms for the 2022 season.