Makita guaranteed $3.8 million in 2-year deal with Padres

FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Japan's closer Kazuhisa Makita pitches against Israel during the ninth inning of their second round game of the World Baseball Classic at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. Makita is guaranteed $3.8 million in his two-year contract with the San Diego Padres. Makita has salaries of $1.9 million in each of the next two seasons under the deal announced Saturday. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi, File)

SAN DIEGO — Japanese right-hander Kazuhisa Makita is guaranteed $3.8 million in his two-year contract with the San Diego Padres.

Makita has salaries of $1.9 million in each of the next two seasons under the deal announced Saturday. He can earn an additional $250,000 annually in performance bonuses based on games: $50,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60.

He would receive a $150,000 assignment bonus if traded.

The 33-year-old was 10-4 with a 1.91 ERA the last two seasons with the Pacific League's Seibu Lions and was Japan's closer in the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classics. San Diego agreed to pay the Lions a $500,000 posting fee for his rights.

___

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

People also read these

GOP woos veterans, but Trump has rubbed some vets...

Sep 6, 2016

The GOP is making a big effort to win veterans' votes in November, but Trump's rhetoric rubs some...

Astros keep up playoff push with victory over Cubs

Sep 11, 2016

Houston rookie Alex Bregman continued his hot streak with a homer that helped the Astros beat the...

Love chooses Fowler, Holmes, Kuchar for Ryder Cup

Sep 12, 2016

United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III has chosen Rickie Fowler, J.B. Holmes and Matt...

NCAA turns up pressure on North Carolina over...

Sep 13, 2016

The NCAA's decision to pull seven championships out of North Carolina could dramatically ratchet up...

Al-Jazeera asking judge to dismiss players'...

Sep 13, 2016

Al-Jazeera America is asking a judge to dismiss defamation lawsuits filed by two Major League...

Sign up now!

About Us

In The Headline sought to bring professionalism back into journalism, bringing you only the most exclusive and the most impactive news from all over the globe.

Contact us: sales[at]intheheadline.com