CHICAGO (AP) -Right-hander Octavio Dotel is in negotiations with the Chicago White Sox on a multiyear contract that could make him the club's closer.
Dotel hopes to get something done soon.
``We're talking,'' Dotel said Monday from Miami. ``We're working on a deal.''
The 34-year-old Dotel spent last season with the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves but was limited to only 33 appearances and 30 2-3 innings because of a shoulder injury. He went 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA and was dealt from Kansas City to Atlanta at the trading deadline.
Dotel underwent reconstructive elbow surgery in 2005 while with Oakland, then pitched for the New York Yankees the following year. He has 82 career saves in nine major league seasons.
The White Sox signed reliever Scott Linebrink to a $19 million, four-year contract in November. Bobby Jenks had 41 and 40 saves, respectively, in the past two seasons for Chicago.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages