White Sox sign pitchers Danks and Pena

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Chicago White Sox have agreed to one-year contracts with pitchers John Danks and Tony Pena and outfielder Carlos Quentin, thus avoiding arbitration with all three, the team said Tuesday.

Danks, 25, who posted a 15-11 record last season, will earn $6 million in 2011, the White Sox said. The left-hander had career highs in victories, strikeouts (162) and innings pitched (213).

Reliever Pena, 29, will make $1.6 million after going 5-3 in 2010.

Quentin's 2011 contract will be worth $5 million. The 28-year-old hit .243 with 26 home runs and 87 runs batted in while playing in a career-high 131 games.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg. To query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)