Year-by-year breakdown of C.J. Wilson’s $77.5 million deal

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Here are the specifics of C.J. Wilson’s five-year, $77.5 million contract with the Angels:

Signing bonus: $2.5 million

2012: $10 million

2013: $11 million

2014: $16 million

2015: $18 million

2016: $20 million

That’s pretty heavily backloaded, although certainly not as much as, say, Jose Reyes’ deal with the Marlins.

Bill Plunkett of the Orange Country Register points out that during the final three seasons of Wilson’s contract he’ll be earning the exact same salaries ($16 million, $18 million, $20 million) as Jered Weaver. Wilson’s overall contract is worth $7.5 million less than Weaver’s five-year, $85 million deal.

 

Corey Seager will be included on Dodgers’ World Series roster

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager will be on the team’s World Series roster.

Seager, 23, played in the NLDS but was left off the NLCS roster due to a lower back injury suffered in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks. He had three hits, including a triple, in 15 plate appearances in that series. During the regular season, Seager hit .295/.375/.479 with 22 home runs, 77 RBI, and 85 runs scored across 613 PA.

Charlie Culberson and Chris Taylor handled shortstop while Seager was absent. Both players were among the Dodgers’ best performers in the NLCS. With Seager back in the fold, Taylor will play mostly center field and Culberson will return to his bench role.