Moore’s $14M deal with Rays heavily backloaded

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ST. PETERSBURG - OCTOBER 04:  Matt Moore of the Tampa Bay Rays during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Tropicana Field on October 4, 2011. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG – OCTOBER 04: Matt Moore of the Tampa Bay Rays during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Tropicana Field on October 4, 2011. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore’s $14 million, five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays is heavily backloaded, with the team paying a total of $3.5 million over the next three years.

Moore’s deal would be worth $37.5 million over eight seasons and includes escalators that could increase the total to $39.75 million depending on starts and innings from 2014-18.

The deal calls for a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $1 million in each of the next three seasons. Moore’s salary rises to $3 million in 2015 and $5 million in 2016.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore’s $14 million, five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays is heavily backloaded, with the team paying a total of $3.5 million over the next three years.

Moore’s deal would be worth $37.5 million over eight seasons and includes escalators that could increase the total to $39.75 million depending on starts and innings from 2014-18.

The deal calls for a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $1 million in each of the next three seasons. Moore’s salary rises to $3 million in 2015 and $5 million in 2016.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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