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Largest Baseball Contract Packages for Pitchers


NEW YORK (AP) -Baseball contracts for pitchers worth $100 million or more. Figures were obtained by The Associated Press from player and management sources and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses. There is no distinction for deferred money:

Player, Club Years Total

CC Sabathia, NYY 2009-15 $161 million

Zack Greinke, LAD 2013-18 $147 million

Cole Hamels, Phi 2013-18 $144 million

Johan Santana, NYM 2008-13 $137.5 million

Matt Cain, SF 2012-17 $127.5 million

Barry Zito, SF 2007-13 $126 million

Mike Hampton, Col-Fl-Atl2001-08 $121 million

Cliff Lee, Phi 2011-15 $120 million

Kevin Brown, LA-NYY 1999-05 $105 million

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