Andy Pettitte to earn full salary

Updated: May 14, 2012, 4:15 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte will be guaranteed his full $2.5 million from the New York Yankees come Thursday.

Pettitte was put on the major league roster Sunday after missing the 2011 season. His contract calls for a $2 million base salary, and since he missed the first 39 days of the season the prorated share of his base pay is $1,573,770.

His contract calls for two roster bonuses: $500,000 for five days and $250,000 for 10 days. It also calls for performance bonuses of $500,000 for one start and $250,000 each for two and three starts.

However, the contract says his total of base salary and earned bonuses cannot exceed $2.5 million.

The 39-year-old left-hander allowed four runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings during a 6-2 loss to Seattle on Sunday.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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