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Strasburg contract numbers

August 17, 2009 | 10:02 pm

Stras_240 The contract between Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals guarantees the pitcher $15.1 million over four seasons. The breakdown:

The signing bonus is $7.5 million, payable in three installments of $2.5 million each. The first payment is due 15 days after the contract is approved. The second payment is due Jan. 10, 2010. The third payment is due Jan. 10, 2011.

Strasburg gets a prorated share of the minimum major league salary of $400,000 this season. He is guaranteed $2 million in 2010, $2.5 million in 2011 and $3 million in 2012.

--Bill Shaikin and Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Stephen Strasburg throws from the mound on April 3. Photo credit: Donald Miralle / Getty Images.