Friday, April 5, 2013
Long-term deal for Viciedo?
By Jason A. Churchill
Chicago White Sox slugger Dayan Viciedo is not in a hurry to sign a contract extension, telling Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that he will leave the business part of his career to his agent, Scott Boras.
Extensions are the trend in baseball these days, with clubs looking to save money against potential arbitration figures and players seeking security against possible injury or struggles in performance. Boras isn't typically interested in signing away free agency for his clients and it appears Viciedo is OK with that approach.
He's at least a year from arbitration eligibility -- he may qualify as a Super Two, as Gonzales points out -- but the Cuban native is already making $2.8 million in 2013 thanks to the major league contract he signed prior to the 2009 season.
Viciedo just turned 24 and is slated for free agency after the 2018 season.