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Werth to keep number, get paid for MVPs

Posted on: December 13, 2010 9:28 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:52 am
 
Jayson Werth Mike Morse will be wearing a new number for the Nationals next season.

The 28-year old outfielder has worn No. 28 for 130 games over the last two seasons for the Nationals, but he'll have to give that up because among the other perks in Jayson Werth's contract, he has it written into the contract that he gets to wear the No. 28, the same number he wore in Philadelphia.

FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal has more details
from Werth's seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nationals. In addition to keeping his number, Weerth will get $500,000 for his first MVP with the Nats and $200,000 for finishing second through fifth. He would receive $1 million if he wins a second MVP and $1.5 million for every subsequent MVP.

Morse had a pretty good season in 2010, hitting .289/.352/.519 with 15 home runs and 41 RBI in 98 games, but now projects to backup Werth in right field. He can play first base, and the Nationals are still looking for one of those.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: May 7, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:40 pm
 

Werth to keep number, get paid for MVPs

's contract, he has it written into the contract that he gets to wear the No. 28, the same number he wore in Philadelphia. I understand players want to keep there numbers and i always thought the worked it out with the player who already had the number. Seems weird that this is a clause in his contract to have that number no matter what. Enjoy washington Mr. Worth #28



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