White Sox exercise $5 million option on Valentin
Valentin, 34, hit .237 with 28 homers and 74 RBIss this year. He had a .969 fielding percentage, the second-highest of his career.
If Chicago had declined the option, the White Sox would have had to pay a $500,000 buyout.
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