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White Sox Close to Deal with Veteran Vizquel
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox are closing in on a contract agreement with free agent shortstop Omar Vizquel.

The deal could be announced as soon as Monday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not commented.

Vizquel, who will be 43 in April, has played 21 major league seasons. Last year he was in a utility role with the Texas Rangers, playing shortstop, third base and second base while appearing in 62 games. He batted .266.

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