Colon's contract with A's includes multiple incentives

Colon's contract with A's includes multiple incentives
November 6, 2012, 11:54 pm
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OAKLAND (AP) PitcherBartolo Colon's new 3 million contract with the Oakland Athletics could pay him an additional 1.2 million as a starter.The AL West champion A's announced Saturday they had reached agreement on a one-year deal with the right-hander, who still must sit out the final five games of his 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test.Colon, the 2005 AL Cy Young Award winner, also can earn 300,000 as a reliever, plus an additional 700,000 as a closer for 1 million total.He would earn 200,000 each for 10, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 25 starts, and 200,000 each for 140, 150, 160, 170, 180 and 190 innings. He also would make 100,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 games finished.If used as a reliever, the 39-year-old Colon would receive 100,000 each for 40, 50 and 60 relief appearances.

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