Reports: Reliever Linebrink agrees to four-year deal with White Sox

Updated: November 24, 2007, 1:31 PM ET
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The Chicago White Sox are wheeling and dealing.

Scott Linebrink

Linebrink

Relief Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers

Profile

2007 Season Stats
GM W L BB K ERA
71 5 6 25 50 3.71

Just days after acquiring shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Los Angeles Angels, the White Sox have agreed to terms with free agent reliever Scott Linebrink, according to Chicago-area media reports. The four-year deal worth $19 million is dependent on the 31-year-old passing a physical.

Chicago would be Linebrink's fifth team in his eight-year MLB career, but just his first in the American League.

In 2007, Linebrink racked up a 3.71 ERA in 71 total games with the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers. He owns a 30-16 career record with a 3.21 ERA and 378 strikeouts in 442 2/3 innings.

Linebrink would be a welcome addition to the White Sox bullpen. Chicago relievers posted a hefty 5.47 ERA last season.

The White Sox made their first big offseason move Monday, sending Jon Garland to the Angels for Cabrera.

After that trade Chicago general manager Ken Williams said, "We're not done yet. We're still out there trying to land some big fish.''

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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