Dec 19 9:27a
Downs agreed to terms on a contract with the White Sox on Thursday, pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.
It's a one-year deal that can vest into two years if Downs pitches his normal workload in 2014. Downs' brief tenure in Atlanta was somewhat disappointing (3.86 ERA, 1.93 WHIP), but the groundball specialist posted a 1.84 ERA in 43 appearances with the Angels prior to the deadline and finished with 26 holds, the sixth time in the past seven seasons he's posted 24 or more holds. The left-hander is best suited for a specialist/setup role, but the White Sox just traded Addison Reed earlier this week, and it's not out of the realm of possibility that Downs could notch some saves next season, if the matchups call for him to do so.