MLB: Dodgers add $35 million, 3 years for Billingsley
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Pitcher Chad Billingsley and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed Tuesday to a four-year contract worth about $41.3 million that adds $35 million in guaranteed money over the final three seasons.
Billingsley agreed in January to a one-year contract worth $6,275,000. The new deal gives him salaries of $9 million in 2012, $11 million in 2013 and $12 million in 2014. The Dodgers have a $14 million option for 2015 with a $3 million buyout.
The 26-year-old right-hander is 59-41 with a 3.55 ERA in 160 career games with the Dodgers. He’s had a winning record in each of his five major league seasons.
Last year, Billingsley posted the longest scoreless innings streak of his career, blanking the opposition over 24 2-3 innings from July 21-Aug. 5. He didn’t allow a home over a span 92 innings, longest in the majors last season.