Rich Hill guaranteed $8M as part of contract with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Left-hander Rich Hill is guaranteed $8 million in his one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hill would get a $325,000 bonus for winning a Cy Young Award, $150,000 for finishing second in the voting and $100,000 for third as part of the agreement announced Jan. 5. A Boston native who turns 43 in March, Hill went 8-7 with a 4.27 ERA in 26 starts for Boston last year. Hill made his big league debut with the Chicago Cubs in 2005. Pittsburgh will be his 12th major league team.

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