Friday, February 2, 2007
Orioles invite pitcher Shuey to spring training
BALTIMORE -- Right-hander Paul Shuey agreed Friday to a
minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles and was invited to
major league spring training.
The 36-year-old, who spent 10 years in the majors, retired in
April 2005 after spending 2004 on the Los Angeles Dogders' disabled
list because of a right hip injury.
Shuey made his major league debut in 1994. He appeared in a
career-high 72 games with the Indians in 1999. He was traded to Los
Angeles in July 2002.
If he is added to the Orioles' major league roster, Shuey would
get a $650,000 one-year contract and have the chance to make up to
$1 million in performance bonuses.
He could earn $50,000 each for 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 games, and
$100,000 each for 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70 games.
Shuey also would get $25,000 each for 10 and 15 games finished,
$50,000 each for 20 and 25 games finished and $100,000 for 30 games