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Left-hander will make $1.725M in 2004

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox avoided salary arbitration
with left-hander Scott Schoeneweis, who agreed Monday to a one-year
contract worth $1,725,000.

Schoeneweis went 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 20
games after being traded to Chicago from the Anaheim Angels on July
29. He had a 1.17 ERA in his final nine appearances.

The former starter was used solely as a reliever last season,
making a career-high 59 appearances out of the bullpen. He was 3-2
with a 4.18 ERA and 56 strikeouts.

Schoeneweis has a 30-32 career record with a 5.08 ERA in 203
games, including 74 starts. He was Anaheim's opening-day starter in
2001 and finished that season with career highs in wins (10),
starts (32), innings (205 1-3) and strikeouts (104).

He can earn an additional $275,000 in bonuses based on starts:
$25,000 for 10 starts and $50,000 each for 15, 18, 22, 24 and 26.