After some public haggling, workmanlike hurler Mark Buehrle signed a 4-year, $56 million contract extension with the only club he has ever known. Citing a desire for stability and a love of Chicago, Buehrle took a no-trade provision for the first season and a $1 million raise thereafter in the event of a trade.
Buehrle achieved a no-hitter against the Rangers in April and was part of the rotation that won the World Series in 2005. The 28-year-old is 6-4 this year, despite his club's woeful 39-47 record, and has been with the major-league club since 2000. (Read more MLB stories.)