White Sox retain Garcia, Thornton

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have exercised club options for 2010 on right-hander Freddy Garcia and left-hander Matt Thornton.

Garcia will have a base salary of $1 million next season and Thornton $2.25 million.

Garcia was 3-4 with a 4.34 ERA in nine starts after signing a minor league contract June 8. He was a key member of the 2005 rotation when Chicago won the World Series. He will be a candidate for the fifth starter's role next spring.

Thornton, a key setup man, was 6-3 with a 2.74 ERA and four saves this season. He had 87 strikeouts in 70 appearances.

Thornton has compiled a 21-19 record with a 3.71 ERA in six major league seasons, all but one of his 349 games in relief.