Downs, 37, remains one of the best left handed specialist in the game and will earn $4 million during the 2014 season. There is a vesting option attached to Downs’ contract which can make it worth $8 million over two seasons.
Source: Downs’ deal with #WhiteSox will be one year, $4M range with vesting option that could bring deal to about two years/$8M.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2013
Last season Downs spent time split between the Los Angeles Angels and Atlanta Braves. He finished with a 2.49 ERA in 43 1/3 innings of work.