Terms of Joe Saunders' deal announced

March, 7, 2014
Mar 7
12:53
PM CT
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Pitcher Joe Saunders can earn up to $3.65 million plus award bonuses under his contract with the Texas Rangers and would get the full amount if he pitches 210 innings.

Saunders has a $500,000 base salary under the deal finalized Wednesday, of which $250,000 is guaranteed. The base salary escalates to $1.5 million when he's put on the active 25-man roster, and he gets a $500,000 bonus for being on the active roster for 90 days.

Saunders would get $150,000 each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170 and 180 innings, and $250,000 apiece for 190, 200 and 210 innings.

He can earn $50,000 bonuses for being an All-Star or winning the World Series MVP or Comeback Player of the Year, and $25,000 for winning a Gold Glove or a league championship MVP. He would get $100,000 for a Cy Young Award.

The 32-year-old lefty was 11-16 with a career-high 5.26 ERA in 32 starts last season for Seattle.

From the Associated Press

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