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Joakim Soria gets closer bonuses in Oakland A's deal

ESPN.com | Updated: 2019-01-03 11:40:13

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Relief pitcher Joakim Soria gets $6.5 million this year and $8.5 million in 2020 as part of his $15 million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.

Soria can earn bonuses of $250,000 each for 35 and 40 games finished as part of the deal announced Dec. 21.

He would get a $750,000 assignment bonus the first time he is traded.

Soria, 34, is expected to serve a setup man for closer Blake Treinen.

Soria had a 3.12 ERA and 3-4 record in 66 games last year for the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee, which acquired him on July 26. He had 16 saves in 19 chances for the White Sox.

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