Jayson Werth will see his salary escalate
from $10 million in 2011 to $21 millon
The contract details of outfielder Jayson Werth's 7-year, $126 million contract with the Washington Nationals have now seen the light of day, and with it, how much salary the Nats will pay out each year is known. Hereâ€™s how it breaks down, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com (via Twitter):
Werth receives a $4 million signing bonus that will be paid in installments between January 1 of 2011 and Jan. 1 of 2012.
Annual base salary - $10 million (2011), $13 million (2012), $16 million (2013), $20 million (2014), $21 million (2015), $21 million (2016), $21 million (2017).
As of posting, there is no word as to whether there are any performance or award bonuses. Werthâ€™s 2-year deal in Jan. of 2009 that avoided arbitration had a $1 million signing bonus, plus an extra $25,000 each for 500 and 600 plate appearances.
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