South Korea's Hwang could earn $786,885 if stays in majors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Jae-Gyun Hwang would earn $786,885 if he remains on the San Francisco Giants' major league roster for the remainder of the season and could gain more in performance bonuses.

The South Korean third baseman homered in his major league debut Wednesday for San Francisco, a tiebreaking drive in the sixth inning of the Giants' 5-3 win against the Rockies.

When Hwang joined the Giants in January, he received a minor league deal and agreed that if added to the 40-man roster he would have a $1.5 million salary while in the major leagues and a $125,000 salary while in the minors.

His contract calls for big league performance bonuses of $125,000 each for 250, 300 and 350 plate appearances; $150,000 for 400; $300,000 apiece for 450 and 500; and $375,000 for 550.

He would earn a $100,000 roster bonus if he is on the major league active roster for 90 days, not including disabled list time.


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