Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arenado to get extra $15M


Nolan Arenado’s contract was amended when the All-Star third baseman was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals by the Colorado Rockies, adding a $15 million salary for 2027 to leave him owed $214 million over seven seasons by St. Louis. As part of the amended contract, $50 million of that $214 million will be deferred and payable through 2041, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. Colorado would pay St. Louis $51 million, if Arenado decides to keep his entire contract and not opt out early. Arenado had been set to be paid $199 million over the remaining six seasons of a

$260 million, eight-year contract he signed with the Rockies: $35 million annually from 2021-24, $32 million in 2025 and $27 million in 2026. As part of the amendment reached when Arenado agreed to the Feb. 1 trade, a $15 million salary was added for 2027, when he turns 36.

Cubs pitcher suspended

Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Tepera was suspended for three games on Thursday by Major League Baseball, which concluded he intentiona­lly threw at Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff this week. Tepera appealed the penalty handed down by MLB senior vice president for on-field operations Michael Hill. Tepera, who also was fined, will not have to serve any discipline while the appeal is pending before MLB special adviser John McHale Jr. Cubs Manager

David Ross was suspended for one game and fined because of Tepera’s actions. Managers immediatel­y serve discipline, and Ross will sit out the Cubs’ series opener against Atlanta today.

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