Breaking down Josh Hamilton’s five-year, $125M contract

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Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com has the full season-to-season financial breakdown of Josh Hamilton’s new five-year, $125 million agreement with the Angels:

2013: $15 million
2014: $15 million
2015: $23 million
2016: $30 million
2017: $30 million

The deal also includes a $10 million signing bonus, access to a luxury suite and a full no-trade clause. The remaining $2 million will be given to a charity.

It’s a pretty back-loaded contract, much like the 10-year, $240 million pact signed last offseason with Albert Pujols.

As our own D.J. Short notes on Twitter, the Angels will be paying Pujols and Hamilton a combined $55 million in 2016 and $56 million in 2017. And they’ll both be in their mid-to-late 30s at that point.

Shawn Tolleson retires from baseball

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that reliever Shawn Tolleson is retiring from baseball. The right-hander experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week.

Tolleson, who turns 31 years old on Saturday, last pitched in the majors in 2016. He had two very good years out of the bullpen for the Rangers in 2014-15, posting an aggregate 2.88 ERA with 145 strikeouts and 45 walks across 144 innings.

Tolleson signed a one-year deal with the Rays in January 2017 before undergoing Tommy John surgery several months later. The Rangers inked him to a minor league contract in December 2017, but he wasn’t able to work his way back.