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Bobby Bonilla Day: A Look at MLB’s Top Deferral Deals and Ohtani’s Pact

Jul 1, 2024

The ongoing salary deferrals for former MLB star Bobby Bonilla (above), kicking in once again Monday, have become something of an unofficial holiday. But the arrival of July 1 brings not only another seven-figure check for Bonilla, but serious money for several other former players—as well as an entirely new context for deferrals thanks to an active superstar.

As has been the case since 2011, Bonilla today will receive a $1.19 million annual payment from the Mets, a continuation of a deferral structure created in 2000, and lasting until ’35. But he’s far from alone.

Source: Front Office Sports

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