In a move that will surprise probably nobody, it was announced this afternoon that Sosa will be added to the 40 man roster, and will be with the club on opening day.
I’ve not seen a corresponding drop from the 40 man roster, so it may not actually be “official” yet, this could just be a “we’ll make the move later, but you’re on”. I wonder who
loses their job gets cut from the 40 over this one.
UPDATE: This article says that Hairston will be added to the 40 as well, and also goes on to say that it’s not a guarantee they’ve made the club – but why they’d add someone to the 40 on Mar 15th or so and not have ’em break camp is quite odd.
UPDATE 2: Forgot to mention this before. Sosa’s guaranteed salary is $500,000. He can earn a total of 2.2 million in performance bonuses. They’re all tied to plate appearances. Here’s the breakdown:
- $200,000 each for 200, 250, 300
- $250,000 each for 350, 400, 450, & 500
- $300,000 each for 550 & 600
He can also earn a $200,000 bonus on top of that if he would earn Comeback Player of the Year