The Chicago Cubs will announce today that they’ve signed Chad Tracy to a minor league contract, which we already knew yesterday. But now we’ve got some of the particulars on the deal.
If Tracy makes the Cubs’ big-league roster, he would earn $900,000, plus up to an additional $525,000 if he gets 450 plate appearances, a source familiar with the contract told ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark. The deal also contains award incentives, including a $100,000 comeback-player-of-the-year bonus. ESPN Chicago.
If Tracy gets 450 plate appearances, either he’s had a tremendously awesome season, or the Cubs’ health has had a tremendously awful season.