Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Angels Sign Anthony Ortega To Split Contract
Angels pitcher Anthony Ortega today signed a "split contract" -- one salary if you play in the major leagues, another if you play in the minor leagues.
How does that translate into dollars? If Ortega plays in Anaheim this year, he'll make $400,000 --minimum wage in the majors. If he plays in the minors, he'll make $32,000. That's a typical contract for a prospect that has yet to play in the majors.
Another Dodger blog, but based on life as a Dodger fan living up North. I grew up in L.A. and I'm a Dodger fan with the Angels a close second. Mike Sciosca was my favorite player, so I can't help but still root for him.