The fine print in Roy Oswalt’s contract with the Rockies reflects the team’s desire for him to be a successful member of its starting rotation.
Oswalt, 35, signed a minor-league deal that will pay him $15,000 per month in the minors and a pro-rated portion of $2.3 million in the majors, according to a copy of the deal obtained by FOXSports.com.
The deal also includes a $400,000 bonus once Oswalt is added to the major-league roster, plus incentives that max out at $1.35 million for 18 starts and $1.25 million for 110 innings pitched.
Oswalt will receive $250,000 each for making eight, 10 and 12 starts, and $200,000 each for making 14, 16 and 18 starts. He also will get $100,000 for 50 innings pitched, $150,000 for 60, and $200,000 each for 70, 80, 90, 100 and 110.
If he is not on the major-league roster on June 18 or 28, he can request his release if he is not added to the roster within 72 hours.