White Sox avoid arbitration with Dayan Viciedo

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The White Sox agreed to terms with left fielder Dayan Viciedo on a one-year, $2.8-million contract, avoiding arbitration.

The 24-year-old Viciedo batted .265 with 14 homers and 56 RBI over 441 at-bats in 2013 after hitting .255 with 25 homers and 78 RBI over 505 at-bats in 2012, his first full season in the major leagues.

Viciedo struggled at times in left field, especially getting to balls near the wall. His throwing arm was exceptional, though — he ranked third among American League outfielders with 12 assists. Only the Royals’ Alex Gordon, with 34, has more outfield assists over the last two years than Viciedo (25).

The Sox have two arbitration-eligible players remaining, second baseman Gordon Beckham and outfielder Alejandro De Aza.

Over four seasons with the Sox, Viciedo owns a .264 average with 45 home runs, 51 doubles and 153 RBI spanning 338 games.

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