There have been conflicting reports as to the exact terms of Rick Porcello’s contract, but they’re available now that it has been officially reported to MLB’s office. Porcello matched Josh Beckett’s record guarantee for a high school draftee, with a four-year major league contract worth $7 million.
Porcello’s bonus was $3.58 million. He’ll receive major league salaries of $95,000 (prorated from $380,000) in 2007, $1.1 million in 2008, $1.2 million in 2009 and $1.025 million in 2010. The Tigers also have club options for $1.536 million in 2011 and $1.344 million in 2012.