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White Sox do not tender 2008 contracts to Andy Gonzalez, Heath Phillips
12/12/2007 7:42 PM ET
CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have declined to tender 2008 contracts to infielder Andy Gonzalez and left-handed pitcher Heath Phillips.

Gonzalez, who turns 26 on December 15, batted .185 (35-189) with two home runs and 11 RBI in 67 games as a rookie with the White Sox in 2007. He also hit .242 (30-124) with three homers and 17 RBI in 35 games with Class AAA Charlotte last season.

Phillips, 26, was designated for assignment by the White Sox on December 3. He went 13-7 with a 4.30 ERA (83 ER/173.2 IP) and 108 strikeouts in 28 starts with Class AAA Charlotte in 2007. Phillips also made six relief appearances with the White Sox in September, going 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA (3 ER/7.1 IP).

Third baseman Joe Crede remains the club's sole arbitration-eligible player. The White Sox 40-man roster is at 39.

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