Dodgers announce signing of Aaron Harang
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Aaron Harang’s two-year, $12-million deal with the Dodgers was officially announced on Thursday.
Like the two-year deals signed by Mark Ellis, Chris Capuano and Jerry Hairston, Harang’s is heavily backloaded.
The projected No. 4 starter will earn $3 million next season and $7 million in 2013. The contract includes a vesting option for 2014 that could be worth $7 million to $8 million, depending on how much he pitches over the next two seasons. If the option doesn’t vest, the Dodgers can buy it out for $2 million.
If Harang pitches 400 innings over the next two seasons, the vesting option would be worth $8 million. If he pitches 380 innings over the next two seasons, including 180 in 2013, the option would be worth $7.5 million. If he pitches 360 innings over the next two seasons, including 175 in 2013, the option would be worth $7 million.
-- Dylan Hernandez in Dallas