Corbin signs with Wash­ing­ton

Albuquerque Journal - - SPORTS -

WASH­ING­TON —The Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als an­nounced their six-year con­tract with start­ing pitcher Pa­trick Corbin, a heav­ily back-loaded deal worth $140 mil­lion, and the All-Star lefty starter donned a No. 46 Na­tion­als jersey as ro­ta­tion-mates Max Scherzer and Stephen Stras­burg looked on from the front row Fri­day.

Corbin joins three-time Cy Young Award win­ner Scherzer, he of the $210 mil­lion deal, and three-time NL All-Star Stras­burg, with a $175 mil­lion ex­ten­sion of his own.

Corbin gets a $2.5 mil­lion sign­ing bonus payable next Oct. 31 and salaries of $12.5 mil­lion next sea­son, $19 mil­lion in 2020, $24 mil­lion in 2021, $23 mil­lion in 2022, $24 mil­lion in 2023 and $35 mil­lion in 2024 — when he turns 35. The fi­nal year’s salary in­cludes $10 mil­lion that will be de­ferred with­out in­ter­est and payable on Jan. 15, 2026.

PADRES: Free agent pitcher Gar­rett Richards and the San Diego Padres have fi­nal­ized a $15.5 mil­lion, two-year con­tract.

Richards will earn $7 mil­lion next year and $8.5 mil­lion in 2020 as part of the deal an­nounced Fri­day. He can earn an ad­di­tional $2.5 mil­lion an­nu­ally in per­for­mance bonuses: $250,000 for each start from 21 through 30.

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