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.
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