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. Here’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. Werth’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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