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Explaining A-Rod’s out clauses

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 22, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

There seems to be some confusion regarding Alex’s contract. To put it simply:

He can void it after 2007.

He can void it after 2008 or 2009 unless the team increases his 2009-2010 salary by $5 million a year OR $1 million more than the highest-paid MLB position player.

So he has out clauses at the end of 2007, 2008 and 2009. The Yankees also cannot offer arbitration after 2010.

I checked this out with Brian Cashman a few weeks ago just to make sure.

Hope that clears up any questions.




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