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Friday, February 2, 2007
Orioles invite pitcher Shuey to spring training

Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Right-hander Paul Shuey agreed Friday to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles and was invited to major league spring training.

Paul Shuey

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 finished.