Just how much is being an All-Star worth?
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Despite missing tonight’s All-Star game because of a sprained right wrist, just getting picked was rewarding for Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon. He is among 47 of the 81 All-Stars who had bonus provisions in their contracts triggered by their selection for tonight’s game at Target Field.
In addition to the $50,000 bonus, Gordon will benefit from an escalator provision in his deal. By making the All-Star team, his 2015 salary and a 2016 player option rise by $500,000 each to $14 million.
Four players earned $100,000 All-Star bonuses: Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera (kah-BREHR’-uh), Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre (BEHL’-tray), Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler and Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley.