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Strasburg contract numbers

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The contract between Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals guarantees the pitcher $15.1 million over four seasons. The breakdown:

The signing bonus is $7.5 million, payable in three installments of $2.5 million each. The first payment is due 15 days after the contract is approved. The second payment is due Jan. 10, 2010. The third payment is due Jan. 10, 2011.

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Strasburg gets a prorated share of the minimum major league salary of $400,000 this season. He is guaranteed $2 million in 2010, $2.5 million in 2011 and $3 million in 2012.

--Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez


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