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Dodgers likely to pay Chris Perez $4.3 million

Drew Butera, Chris Perez
Chris Perez will earn a $500,000 bonus the next time he pitches for the Dodgers this season. Perez has a 4.27 ERA over 46 1/3 innings pitched this season.
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The next time Chris Perez pitches in a game, he will draw a $500,000 bonus.

Perez is already guaranteed to make $3.8 million this season, according to a person familiar with the details of his contract who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The former All-Star closer is drawing a base salary of $2.3 million and has already earned $1.5 million in incentives -- $500,000 each for his 35th, 40th and 45th appearances.
 
Perez’s 50th appearance would be worth another $500,000.

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Perez has pitched in 49 games, posting a 4.27 earned-run average. Including their game Tuesday night, the Dodgers have five games remaining.

Previously sidelined with bone spurs in his ankle, Perez returned from the disabled list on Sept. 1. He has made seven appearances since then and hasn’t given up a run.


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