Red Sox, Wilkerson agree to terms
|02.03.09 at 3:29 pm ET|
More on the agreement to terms (pending a physical) between the Red Sox and Brad Wilkerson: it is a minor-league agreement, with Wilkerson making the major-league minimum if called up to the majors. He would, however, receive performance and roster bonuses that could increase the value of the deal to as much as $2.5 million. Wilkerson would get $275,000 for each of the following roster thresholds: 60, 90, 120 and 150 days on the active major-league roster. He could also receive $200,000 bonuses for reaching each of the following numbers of major-league plate appearances: 300, 350, 400, 450 and 500.
Wilkerson would serve as a kind of insurance for first baseman/outfielder Mark Kotsay (who has identical plate appearance bonuses to Wilkerson), though without the ability to serve as a backup centerfielder. Though left-handed, his career numbers are slightly better against left-handers (.262/.359/.446) than they are against right-handers (.243/.347/.439).
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