Harvey to earn $547k plus bonuses in '14

March, 5, 2014
Mar 5
1:22
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Via the Associated Press ... (The MLB minimum salary is $500,000.)

NEW YORK -- Matt Harvey may not throw a single pitch this season, but he's already earned $60,000 in bonuses.

The contract of the injured New York Mets star contains unusual provisions that reward him for 2013 accomplishments.

Harvey has earned a $10,000 bonus for making last year's All-Star team and $50,000 for finishing tied for fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting.

He gets a salary of $546,625 while on the major league roster this year under the one-year deal announced Monday and is paid at an annual rate of $299,250 if on option to the minors.

Recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery on Oct. 22, Harvey gets paid at the big league rate while on the disabled list or during a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment.

He may not return to the mound for the Mets until 2015, and he becomes eligible for arbitration after the 2015 season.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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