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    Burnett guaranteed $22.5M over 2 years by Phillies

    1:29 PM, Feb 16, 2014   |    comments
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    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies have completed a contract that guarantees the pitcher $15 million for 2014 and $22.5 million over two seasons. 

    Under the deal finalized Sunday, Burnett would make $33.5 million over two seasons if he makes 30 starts or more in both years. 

    Burnett revived his career with Pittsburgh the last two seasons, pitching to a 3.31 ERA and winning 26 games. 

    He gets a $7.5 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is payable Dec. 15, $2.75 million next Jan. 15 and $3.75 million on June 30, 2015. 

    The 37-year-old right-hander has a $7.5 million salary this season, and the contract includes a $15 million option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout.

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