The Los Angeles Dodgers and starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy are currently working out the details of a multi-year contract that will keep McCarthy in Dodger blue for nearly a half-decade.
According to Chris Cotillo of the MLB Daily Dish, McCarthy's deal is likely to pay him around $12 million per season over a four-year span:
Source: #Dodgers, Brandon McCarthy ironing out last financial details of four-year deal. $48M guarantee, now figuring out allocation of $.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) December 13, 2014
While the $48 million number had been reported by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal earlier in the week, the two sides were still attempting to agree on exactly how to spread said money out.
A four-year guarantee might have been a long shot for McCarthy as recently as last summer when he was pitching to a 5.01 ERA through 18 starts with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
However, McCarthy turned things around in a huge way after being traded to the New York Yankees, posting a 2.89 ERA, 6.31 K/BB rate and 8.2 K/9 ratio in 90.1 innings with the Bronx Bombers. That dominant stretch upped McCarthy's value considerably on the MLB free agency market, and thus the terms of his reported deal with Los Angeles.
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