Jul 21, 2009, 12:46 PM EDT
Jayson Stark of ESPN.com has all the details
on Pedro Martinez’s one-year contract with the Phillies, which is for a
prorated portion of $2 million that guarantees him less than $1
However, numerous incentives give Martinez a chance to more than double that amount:
* $75,000 per outing for starts 6-10.
* $100,000 per outing for starts 11-15.
* $50,000 for each of 10th, 15th, 20th, and 25th relief appearance.
* $50,000 for each of his 15th, 30th, 45th, 60th, and 75th days on the active roster.
If he joins the rotation relatively soon and stays healthy (and
effective) for the remainder of the season while starting every fifth
day Martinez is likely to earn around $1.25 million in incentives for a
total haul of slightly more than $2 million.
The clause for relief work is interesting given that the Phillies are already grooming Brett Myers for a bullpen role once he’s healthy enough to pitch. Pedro hasn’t pitched out of the bullpen since a pair of relief appearances in 1999.
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