Ortiz's money already had gone to waste

Originally Published: June 14, 2006
By Keith Law | Scouts Inc.

The Arizona Diamondbacks made a solid baseball decision Tuesday when they kicked Russ Ortiz to the curb -- but contrary to what you'll read about this almost anywhere you look, they won't be "eating" $22 million of his salary (which appears to be a new record for the highest dollar amount owed to a player who's been let go). They won't be eating one cent, because the money was already gone. The Diamondbacks ate that money the moment the ink dried on Ortiz's laughingstock of a contract.

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