CLEARWATER, Fla. — A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a contract that guarantees the pitcher $15 million for 2014 and $22.5 million over two seasons.
Under the deal finalized Sunday, Burnett, who pitched for the Portland Sea Dogs in 1999, would make $33.5 million over two seasons if he makes 30 starts or more in both years.
Burnett revived his career with Pittsburgh the last two seasons, pitching to a 3.31 ERA and winning 26 games.
He gets a $7.5 million signing bonus, of which $1 million is payable Dec. 15, $2.75 million next Jan. 15 and $3.75 million on June 30, 2015.
The 37-year-old right-hander has a $7.5 million salary this season, and the contract includes a $15 million option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout.