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Dodgers Announce Darren Dreifort Signing at $3m discount

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that they will re-sign Darren Dreifort to nearly the same contract he signed before the 2001 season, this one paying him $52,079,999 over 5 years.  When asked how he could manage such a move given the tight payroll constraints from the McCourts, Ned Colletti responded, "Well all the players receiving deferred money kind of felt sorry for Drei, and figured that since they're due some money when they aren't playing baseball, they would be generous and put that money towards giving Dreifort a chance to play."

"It's a great win for the club, too.  If Dreifort throws an inning, then the club actually gets something for all that money over the course of the next five years."

Contract details below the jump

Dreifort will get paid thanks to generous donations from the following players over the next five years:

2010: $7,530,000
Andruw Jones: $3,200,000 (deferred salary)
Nomar Garciaparra: $1,125,000 (deferred signing bonus)
Jason Schmidt: $2,625,000 (deferred signing bonus)
Will Ohman: $200,000 (option buyout)
Orlando Hudson: $380,000 (deferred signing bonus)
 
2011: $14,158,333
Andruw Jones: $3,200,000 (deferred salary)
Jason Schmidt: $2,625,000 (deferred signing bonus)
Manny Ramirez: $8,333,333 (deferred salary)
 
2012: $15,658,333
Andruw Jones: $3,200,000 (deferred salary)
Manny Ramirez: $8,333,333 (deferred salary)
Casey Blake: $1,125,000 (option buyout)
Rafael Furcal: $3,000,000 (deferred signing bonus)
 
2013: $11,533,333
Andruw Jones: $3,200,000 (deferred salary)
Manny Ramirez: $8,333,333 (deferred salary)
  
2014: $3,200,000
Andruw Jones: $3,200,000 (deferred salary)
 
Total: $52,079,999 over 5 years

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