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Teehan Signs 3-year Contract with ChiSox
CHICAGO (AP) -- Third baseman Mark Teahen has agreed to a $14 million, three-year deal with the Chicago White Sox and avoided arbitration.

Acquired from Kansas City on Nov. 6, Teahen will earn $3.75 million next year, $4.75 million in 2011 and $5.5 million in 2012. He had been eligible for free agency after the 2011 season.

Teahen batted .271 with a career-high 34 doubles, 12 home runs and 50 RBIs in 144 games with the Royals last season. He made 99 starts at third base, 31 in right field and three at second.

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