More details of Bell, Reyes contracts
MIAMI — The Marlins made three major signings this week, and some contract details are starting to surface.
Miami acquired Heath Bell, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle for a total of $191 million.
MLB.com has learned the exact terms of Bell and Reyes.
Bell is signed for three-years at $26.775 million, including base salaries of $6 million in 2012, $9 million in 2013 and $9 million for 2014. And their is a club option for $9 million in 2015.
The right-hander also will receive a signing bonus of $3 million, of which all is deferred without interest. The option vests if he finishes 55 games in 2014 or he finishes 100 games in 2013-14.
Incentives in the contract include $100,000 for the Rolaids award and $100,000 for World Series MVP. He would receive a $50,000 bonus if he is the NLCS MVP, and there is a $50,000 All-Star bonus.
The Reyes deal is for six years at $105.494 million, with an option for 2018.
Reyes’ base salaries are $10 million (2012), $10 million (2013), $16 million (2014), and $22 million each year from 2015-17. There is a club option of $22 million in 2018 or a $4 million buyout.
If Reyes is the World Series MVP, he would receive a $1 million bonus. And he has a $500,000 incentive for winning the NL MVP. Other bonuses are $250,000 (LCS MVP), $100,000 (Silver Slugger) and $50,000 (All-Star).
Buehrle is signed for four years at $58 million. More details have yet to be revealed.
In other news, the Marlins have signed right-hander Robert Ray to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
– Joe Frisaro