Don Sutton will get $350,000 for pitching for the Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Don Sutton will get $350,000 for pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers this year but can earn an additional $425,000 in bonuses, according to the contract he signed Wednesday.
Sutton, a 42-year right-hander, will get a $25,000 bonus if he is still on the team on May 1, $25,000 more for being on the roster June 1, an additonal $50,000 for being on the roster July 1, $75,000 for being there Aug. 1 and $75,000 more for being on the roster Aug. 31.
Sutton was on four pennant-winners for the Dodgers - 1966, 1974, 1977 and 1978. He is 321-250 lifetime in 22 major-league seasons.
He can earn $100,000 in bonuses based on starts - $5,000 for five, $10,000 more for 11, $15,000 more for 16, $20,000 more for 21, $25,000 more for 26 and $25,000 more for 30.
Sutton, the Dodgers all-time leader in victories with 230, can make $50,000 in bonus money based on appearances - $25,000 for pitching in 15 games, and $25,000 more for pitching in 20 games.
Sutton also will get a $25,000 bonus for pitching 180 innings.
He last played for the Dodgers in 1980. Since then he has pitched for Houston, Milwaukee, Oakland and California.