Francisco Liriano’s 2014 Option Details

 

Francisco Liriano should make $3.125 M this year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Francisco Liriano should make $3.125 M this year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has the details on Francisco Liriano’s vesting option. Here are the highlights:

**Liriano’s option will vest at $6 M if he is not on the DL for 120 days due to his arm injury. If he doesn’t re-injure his arm, that will give him 142 days on the season, since he came up on May 11th. I don’t see him re-injuring his non pitching arm at this point, so expect him to be under contract for $6 M next year.

**He would have gotten $8 M if he spent 150 days off the DL. So he needed about ten more days.

**Rosenthal says that Liriano will be in reach of $2.125 M of the $3.75 M in roster bonuses. I believe those are for the 2013 season, and Rosenthal notes they are tied to the number of days he is not on the DL.

**Liriano can also earn a potential $2.5 M in performance bonuses next season if his option vests at $6 M.

So it looks like Liriano will make $1 M guaranteed this year, plus $2.125 M in roster bonuses. Next year he will most likely make $6 M, plus have a shot at $2.5 M in performance bonuses. That will give him a likely $9.125 M over two years, with $2.5 M in performance bonuses, for a max value of $11.625 M over two years. If he keeps pitching the way he’s pitching this year, that would be a value over one year.

Author: Tim Williams

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