New Red Sox contract info
Here are some details regarding some of the recently-signed players by the Red Sox.
Dan Wheeler will make $3 million in 2011, and has a club option for 2012 that would pay him the same amount. Interestingly, that options automatically vests once Wheeler makes his 65th appearance in 2011. The option would increase to $3.25 million if he pitches in 70 games.
Carl Crawford’s deal is for $142,683,173 over the seven years. He will make $14 million in ’11, $19.5 in ’12, $20 million in ’13, $20.25 million in ’14, $20.5 million in ’15, $20.75 million in ’16 and $21 million in ’17. The deal came with a signing bonus of $6 million. Crawford gets $50,000 if he makes the All-Star team, $200,000 if he wins the MVP ($125,000 for second place, $100,000 for third place, $75,000 for fourth place, $50,000 for fifth place). He gets $100,000 if he wins the Gold Glove, $100,000 for the Silver Slugger, $100,00 for World Series MVP and $75,000 for the LCS MVP. Crawford can purchase six premium tickets to all home games, including Spring Training and postseason.
Matt Albers was signed for a one-year, $875,000 deal, $400,000 of which is guaranteed.
Jason Varitek’s $2 million deal includes $100,000 bumps at 60 games started behind the plate, 70 games started and 80 games.
I haven’t come across the exact details on Jenks’ deal yet, but will pass along when I get it.