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Contract Details for Correia, Olsen, and Fields

Contract Details for Correia, Olsen, and Fields

Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for three of the newly signed Pirates:

Kevin Correia

Correia can earn up to $4 M in 2012.

As we know, Correia will receive a $2 M signing bonus, and $3 M annual salaries in 2011 and 2012.  He also has the following incentives and performance bonuses:

In 2012, Correia can receive $100,00 each for 170 innings, 180 innings, 190 innings, 200 innings, and 210 innings.  He can also receive $125,000 each for 26 games started, 28 games started, 30 games started, and 32 games started.

Correia can earn up to $1 M in performance bonuses in 2012.  If Correia repeats his 2009 season in 2012 (33 starts, 198 innings), he will receive $800,000 in performance bonuses.

Correia also has the basic awards incentives for 2011 and 2012.  If Correia is a Type A free agent after the 2012 season, the Pirates can't offer him arbitration.

Scott Olsen

Olsen will receive $450,000 in 2011, with a $4 M option in 2012, along with a $100,000 buyout.  He...

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