LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cuban pitcher Yaisel Sierra have finalized a $30 million, six-year contract.
The 24-year-old right-hander will get a $6 million signing bonus in the deal announced Sunday.
Half of the bonus is payable 15 days after the contract is approved by Major League Baseball and Sierra obtains all permissions needed to enter and work in the U.S. The other half is payable on Dec. 15.
The team said Sierra is expected to report to the team’s spring training camp in Glendale, Arizona, in a few days after his visa issues are resolved.
The sides agreed to the deal last month.
He will earn $1 million this year, $2.5 million in 2017, $3.5 million in 2018, $4 million in 2019, $5.5 million in 2020 and $7.5 million in 2021.
Sierra pitched five seasons in Cuba’s Serie Nacional with Holguin (2010-14) and Sancti Spiritus (2012), going 16-21 with 25 saves and a 4.23 ERA in 131 games. He pitched for the country’s gold medal-winning national team in the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games.