Nomar's base rises to $8.25M
Garciaparra will have a base salary of $8.25 million this year, up from the $8 million deal he agreed to in December. As part of the reworked contract, he will be able to earn $2.75 million in performance bonuses instead of $3 million.
He was traded to Chicago from Boston last July 31 and then became a free agent after the season. His initial contract called for $400,000 bonuses each for 130, 135, 140, 145 and 150 games started, and $500,000 each for 535 and 550 plate appearances
Under the revised deal, Garciaparra would get $150,000 for 130 games started, $400,000 each for 135, 140, 145 and 150 games started, and $500,000 each for 535 and 550 plate appearances
Garciaparra only played 81 games last year because of injuries to his Achilles' tendon, left wrist and groin.
He's expected to bat third for the Cubs this season.
Garciaparra spent his first 8½ seasons with the Red Sox. He finished last season hitting a combined .308 with nine homers and 41 RBI.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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