Nolasco deal includes bonuses

The more innings Ricky Nolasco pitches, the more lucrative his pending three-year contract will be worth.

Nolasco has agreed to terms on a three-year, $26.5 million contract. The deal, which has yet to be announced by the Marlins, also includes some bonuses based on innings pitched.

According to a source, Nolasco can earn another $500,000 per season (or $1.5 million) based on innings pitched.

Nolasco’s deal breaks down to $6 million in 2011, $9 million in 2012 and $11.5 million in 2013.

In 2010, Nolasco threw 157 2/3 innings, and he made 26 starts. The team shut him down in September due to a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The most innings the right-hander has thrown in a season has been 212 1/3 in 2008, and he logged 185 in 2009.

— Joe Frisaro



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