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01/16/10 7:46 PM EST

Sox avoid arbitration with Jenks, Quentin

Only remaining eligible players now include Danks, Pena

The White Sox avoided arbitration with two of their eligible players on Saturday, agreeing to one-year contracts with closer Bobby Jenks and outfielder Carlos Quentin.

Jenks will make $7.5 million in 2010, while Quentin agreed to a $3.2 million deal. That leaves left-hander John Danks and righty Tony Pena as the two remaining arbitration-eligible players for the South Siders.

The 28-year-old Jenks went 3-4 with a 3.71 ERA and 29 saves in 35 chances for the White Sox in 2009, falling one save short of his fourth consecutive 30-save season.

Quentin, meanwhile, batted .236 with 21 homers and 56 RBIs in 99 games this past season, a year in which he spent nearly two months on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The 27-year-old is coming off a season that saw him make the American League All-Star team and win a Silver Slugger Award.

Arbitration-eligible players without a 2010 contract will exchange figures with their respective clubs on Tuesday, and arbitration hearings will be scheduled Feb. 1-21. Clubs can still negotiate with their players from the time they exchange figures until the respective hearings.

The White Sox haven't gone to arbitration with a player since 2001.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.