Terms of Rafael Furcal’s new contract with the Dodgers
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By maintaining a core strengthening program, Rafael Furcal can earn an additional $1 million annually in ‘conditioning’ bonuses over the lifetime of his new three-year, $30-million contract with the Dodgers.
Furcal will earn $6.5 million next season, $8.5 million in 2010 and $12 million in 2011. The contract includes a $3-million signing bonus that will be paid when the contract expires.
A $12-million club option for 2012 will vest if Furcal makes 600 plate appearances in 2011. If Furcal makes 625 plate appearances that season, he will have the choice of voiding the option.
If Furcal makes 1,600 plate appearances in the first three years, the Dodgers would have to pay him $1.3 million if they fail to exercise his option. If Furcal reaches 1,600 plate appearances from 2009-2011 and gets his option picked up, $1.3 million will be added to his base salary in 2012.
Furcal is contractually obligated to donate $100,000 per year to the Dodgers Dream Foundation.
-- Dylan Hernandez