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Some contract details for Farnsworth, Johnson



RHP Kyle Farnsworth appeared to take a big pay cut in agreeing to return to the Rays on a one-year deal for $1.25-million after making $3.3-million last season. 

But under terms of his contract, obtained by the Times, he could end up making close to that much, $2.9-million anyway, if he were to reach all the incentive clauses.  Based on a series of levels for appearances and games finished, Farnsworth could make up to $1.65-million in performance bonuses.

Farnsworth starts hitting bonuses at 30 appearances and up through 60, and for 35, 40 and 45 games finished (which likely would mean reacquiring the closer's role).

Farnsworth said Tuesday "it would be nice to close again" but he was open to any role the Rays have for him. "Anywhere they want to stick me,'' he said. "Rodney did a great job last year, all the guys in the bullpen have done really well, just to be able to pitch I'm happy to do that.''

INF Kelly Johnson has the chance to add $100,000 to his $2.45-million salary, with bonuses for 550 and 600 plate appearances.



[Last modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 3:06pm]


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