PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Should New York's new veteran relievers perform as the team hopes, the Mets could be on the hook for some significant cash. Both right-hander LaTroy Hawkins and lefty Pedro Feliciano will earn $1 million if they make the Opening Day roster, and up to $300,000 in incentives apiece. They will each earn the full amount if they appear in at least 65 games.
Hawkins can request his release if the Mets have not promoted him to the active roster by March 26.
Right-hander Brandon Lyon, whose base salary of $750,000 is guaranteed on a Major League deal, can also make up to an additional $1.65 million in incentives.