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Carmona Contract One To Build On

Fausto Carmona

Fausto Carmona has two immediate plans for the big money he will be paid by the Cleveland Indians over the next seven seasons. One: He's building a house for his parents on their hillside farm in the Dominican Republic. Two: He's finally going to pay first-base coach Luis Rivera the pair of $20 fines he owes him. Other than that, the right-hander's only immediate focus is to keep pitching well.

The first four seasons of Carmona's contract are guaranteed through 2011 with the club holding options for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons. He would earn $43 million in base salary over the seven years with the chance of getting as much as $48 million by meeting certain criteria built into the deal. "I'm very happy and would like to thank the Indians for showing confidence in me," Carmona shyly...

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