Last week it was rumored by Jon Heyman that Roberto Hernandez/Fausto Carmona’s contract was going to be restructured, resulting in a lower base salary in 2012 and the elimination of one of his option years.
Tonight the details are getting a bit clearer. According to information obtained by the AP, Hernandez will see his $7 million base salary in 2012 drop to $2.5 million, with an additional $2.7 million available in performance and roster bonuses, determined by the number of starts he makes, the number of innings he pitches, and the total number of days he spends on the team’s active roster.
The Indians also reduced the 2013 option held on Hernandez from $9 million to $6 million. No word on the 2014 option previously worth $12 million, though earlier reports suggested that this option was nullified by the restructuring.