Storen, 26, received a raise from the $2.75 million he made in 2013 even after a demotion to Class AAA, from which he bounced back in the final month of the season. Storen earned $250,000 of his 2013 salary when he finished 20 games, fulfilling a performance bonus in his contract.
Here is the breakdown of how Storen can reach incentives:
Games Finished Bonus
The contract is structured that way so Storen will be paid a salary commensurate with other closers if he becomes the Nationals’ closer through injury or another team’s closer through a trade.
The Nationals have five arbitration-eligible players left to deal with: Doug Fister, Ian Desmond, Jerry Blevins, Tyler Clippard and Wilson Ramos.