Starting pitcher Mark Mulder has been out of Major League Baseball since the 2008 season, but that changed Wednesday night when the Anaheim Angels signed the veteran arm to a one-year deal.
Mulder had worked out for multiple teams and reportedly looked very good – though his inability to stay healthy likely forced many teams to shy away.
Not the Angels though, who offered up a deal worth $6 million dollars – assuming incentives are met:
Mulder agreed to minor league deal with angels. Can make 1 mill guarantee on Ml deal and up to 6 mill in incentives
Of course, the likelihood of Mulder reaching such incentives are unlikely, despite the numbers not being released. It’s likely the deal includes multiple caveats, something like 200+ innings, 15 wins, etc. Obtainable statistics in theory but extremely unlikely in reality.
The base deal, which will pay Mulder one million dollars in guaranteed money is a drop in the bucket to the Angels, who will most certainly get their money out of the veteran starter. He is expected to slide into their starting rotation.