NEW YORK -- Chicago White Sox teammates Mark Buehrle and Jon Garland have an extra incentive for wanting to start in next week's
All-Star Game: Each would get an additional $10,000 if picked by AL
manager Terry Francona.
Buehrle (10-2) and Garland (13-3) both earned $15,000 bonuses when they were selected Sunday for the American League All-Star team and they would get the additional money if they're in the starting lineup, according to a survey of contract terms by The Associated Press.
San Diego pitcher Jake Peavy (7-2) earned a $25,000 bonus and would get an additional $25,000 if he's picked to start by NL manager Tony La Russa.
Forty-eight of the 62 All-Stars earned a total of $2.26 million in bonuses, up from 43 players earning $2.05 million in bonuses among last year's original All-Star picks.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who has baseball's richest contract at $252 million over 10 years, earned a $100,000 bonus, as did New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, Los Angeles Angels outfielders Garret Anderson and Vladimir Guerrero, and pitcher Bartolo Colon. Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee also earned $100,000.