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Howie Kendrick Contract Details: Updated 2012 Los Angeles Angels Payroll

The Los Angeles Angels on Monday made official their four-year contract with second baseman Howie Kendrick, buying out three years of free agency. The total contract with worth $33.5 million, and thanks to the Associated Press we have the contract details:

  • $1.4 million signing bonus (payable $300,000 within 30 days of the contract signing, $300,000 on January 15, 2013, $400,000 on January 15, 2014, and $400,000 on January 15, 2015)
  • 2012: $4.5 million
  • 2013: $8.75 million
  • 2014: $9.35 million
  • 2015: $9.5 million

This means the Angels have roughly $133.6 million committed to 15 players in 2012:

Angels 2012 Payroll Commitments
Pos Player Salary
OF Vernon Wells $21,000,000
OF Torii Hunter
$18,000,000
SP Jered Weaver $14,000,000
SP Dan Haren $12,750,000
1B Albert Pujols $12,000,000
SP Ervin Santana $11,200,000
SP C.J. Wilson $10,500,000
DH Bobby Abreu $9,000,000
LHP Scott Downs $5,000,000
2B Howie Kendrick $4,800,000
LHP Hisanori Takahashi $4,200,000
IF Maicer Izturis $3,800,000
C Chris Iannetta $3,550,000
RHP LaTroy Hawkins $3,000,000
SP Jerome Williams $820,000
Totals $133,620,000

There are also arbitration raises due to Erick Aybar, Kendrys Morales, and Alberto Callaspo, who made a combined $7.975 million in 2011. Without any other moves, the Angels figure to have a payroll somewhere in the $150 million range in 2012.

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