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A's & Swisher Reach $26.75 mill, 5-yr Deal w/2012 Option PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Staff   
Friday, 11 May 2007 12:02

Nick SwisherThe Oakland A's and Nick Swisher today agreed on a five-year contract extension that will pay $26.75 million. The deal also includes a one-year club option for 2012, and a $500,000 signing bonus. As reported by the AP:

Swisher will earn $700,000 this year, $3.5 million in 2008, $5.3 million in 2009, $6.75 million in 2010 and $9 million in 2011. The club option is worth $10.25 million, with a $1 million buyout.

He also has a limited no-trade option in which he can designate six teams to where he will not go during the final guaranteed year and the option year.

If Swisher finishes among the top five in the MVP voting in any year through 2011, his club option increases to $12 million.



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