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Yakult Swallows sign Balentien, Milledge, and Barnette to multi-year deals

by on Dec.15, 2012 @ 9:54 pm, under NPB

According to a number of reports, the Yakult Swallows have signed Wladimir Balentien (28), Lastings Milledge (27), and Tony Barnette (29) to multi-year deals.

Balentien: four-year deal - US$950,000 in 2013 and US$7,500,000 over the final three years (2014-2016)

Milledge: three-year deal - US$1,100,000 in 2013 and US$3,300,000 over the final two years (2014-2015) with an option for 2016

Barnette: two-year deal worth US$3,200,000

Source: Daily Sports 12/15/2012, Sports Hochi 12/15/2012, Jiji Press 12/15/2012

UPDATE 12/16 @ 11:42am - A few more details on the contracts...  The Swallows exercised 2013 options on both Balentien and Milledge, so their deals are actually three years and two years, respectively.  Nikkan Sports mentions that each of the deals include performance bonuses.

Source: Sponichi 12/15/2012, Nikkan Sports 12/15/2012