White Sox sign Flowers, Samardzija; Phils claim Jordan Danks

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The White Sox came to terms with their last two arbitration-eligible players Friday, agreeing with right-hander Jeff Samardzija ($9.8 million) and catcher Tyler Flowers ($2.675 million) on one-year contracts.

The Sox acquired Samardzija and pitching prospect Michael Ynoa from the Oakland Athletics in a trade for infielder Marcus Semien, right-hander Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley and first baseman Rangel Ravelo on the first day of the winter meetings in December. Samardzija, 29, will be eligible for free agency for the first time after the 2015 season. He was 7-13 with a 2.99 ERA in 219 2/3 innings with the Cubs and A’s last season.

Flowers, 28, hit .241 with 15 homers and 50 RBI in a career-high 127 games for the Sox.

Earlier this week, they avoided arbitration with outfielder Dayan Viciedo ($4.4 million) and right-handers Hector Noesi ($1.95 million), Javy Guerra ($937,500) and Nate Jones ($660,000), all of whom signed one-year contracts.

In other Sox news, outfielder Jordan Danks was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Phillies. Danks was designated for assignment when the Sox signed free agent Emilio Bonifacio on Jan. 8. Danks, 28, played in 180 games in three seasons for the Sox, batting .227 with eight home runs and 26 RBI.

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