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Transaction Action: Reds Restructure Scott Rolen's Contract PDF Print E-mail
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Free Agency, Trades, and Signings
Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 19 December 2009 15:25

Scott RolenThe Reds and third baseman Scott Rolen have agreed to restructure his contract, which will give the Reds more payroll flexibility now, and add more years to the contract for Rolen.

According to ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark, under the terms of the new contract, Rolen will earn $6 million in 2010, plus a $5 million signing bonus that the sides agreed would be deferred without interest, according to a source who has seen the details of the agreement.

The club, in return, extended Rolen's contract two years, through 2012. He will earn $6.5 million in each of those two seasons.

Rolen earned $11 million in 2010, the final season of the eight-year, $90 million extension he signed in Sept. of 2002 after being traded to the Cardinals. That contract had $10 million deferred compensation ($2 million each year, 2003-2007).

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