Josh Johnson’s new deal with the Padres is loaded with incentives

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Josh Johnson and the Padres have finally made their one-year deal official more than two weeks after it was reported as done.

Johnson re-signed with San Diego after giving the Padres zero value on a one-year, $8 million last season, so this time around the team committed just $1 million in guaranteed money and filled the contract with incentives.

Johnson would earn $500,000 for his fifth start, $1 million for his 10th, $500,000 for his 15th, $1 million for his 20th and $250,000 for every start from Nos. 21-33.

If he somehow stayed healthy enough to make 33 starts–Johnson did that once, in 2009, and has started more than 25 games in a season just three times–he’d earn a total of $8.25 million in 2015.