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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Contract works well for Red Sox and David Ortiz - Sports - The Boston Globe

This isn’t as bad as I feared.

Ortiz, 38, will earn $15 million this season and $16 million in 2015, and there are club options for 2016 and 2017. The option for ’16 vests based on plate appearances, and there are different levels. He makes $11 million for 425 plate appearances, $12 million for 475, $13 million for 525, $14 million for 550, $15 million for 575, and $16 million for 600. The 2017 option would vest at whatever level Ortiz achieves in 2016.

This means Ortiz has to remain healthy, and produce enough to play a lot.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Tim M Posted: March 25, 2014 at 02:25 PM (#4676837)
Wow, talk about incentive to deny/play through an injury. Do the Sox MRI him after every game?
   2. Bhaakon Posted: March 25, 2014 at 07:22 PM (#4677001)

Wow, talk about incentive to deny/play through an injury. Do the Sox MRI him after every game?

Even if they did, they'd still run into resistance from the union if if they tried DLing a player with that contract structure who claimed to be healthy enough to play
   3. villageidiom Posted: March 25, 2014 at 07:33 PM (#4677004)
Wow, talk about incentive to deny/play through an injury. Do the Sox MRI him after every game?
The option vests on his attaining the PA threshold AND if he passes a physical. The latter part is there in theory to prevent what you're concerned about.

Also, if he meets the full threshold in 2015 the option is for the larger of $16 million or the QO amount.

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