Brandon League’s new contract could be worth $33.5 million


Brandon League’s new contract with the Dodgers could be worth as much as $33.5 million, according to a person familiar with the deal.

The contract, which is guaranteed for $22.5 million over three seasons, was finalized last week.

The live-armed reliever will be paid a $3 million signing bonus, of which he will receive $1 million this year and $2 million in 2015.


League will earn base salaries of $4.5 million in 2013, $7.5 million in 2014 and $7.5 million in 2015.

If League finishes 55 games in 2015, the deal will include a $7.5-million player option for a fourth season. If League finishes 55 games in 2015 and 100 games over 2014 and 15, the option will be worth $8.5 million. If he finishes 55 games in 2015 and 150 games in 2013-15, it will be worth $9 million.

League can earn $500,000 in performance-based incentives in every year of the contract: $150,000 for 55 games finished, $250,000 for 60 games finished and $100,000 for 65 games finished.

League will donate $35,000 a year to a team charity.


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