The deal was first reported earlier this month by ESPN’s Jeff Passan:
The contract is a 1-year pact worth $6 million, with an option for a second year that could take the total value of the contract to $12 million:
Cishek had spent the last two seasons with the Cubs, posting a 2.55 ERA in 150 total appearances. He struck out 135 batters in 134.1 innings of work, and posted a 1.12 WHIP in those contests.
The addition of Cishek to the backend of the White Sox bullpen is key, as the team has already made significant additions to its rotation this offseason. With Dallas Keuchel and Gio Gonzalez now in the fold, the White Sox will hope that Cishek can team up with Kelvin Herrera to get the ball to Alex Colomé.