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Counsell, Green, Saito contract details

For those keeping track of the Brewers’ payroll obligations for 2011, here are some updated figures on recent free agent signings:

— Infielder Craig Counsell’s one-year deal to return to the Brewers pays him a $1.4 million base salary with a chance to earn an additional $450,000 in incentives for games and starts. He’ll get $50,000 each for 50 and 70 games played, $75,000 for 85 and 100 games played, and $100,000 each for 50 and 70 starts.
— Reliever Sean Green gets a non-guaranteed $875,000 base salary, as I reported when he signed just before Christmas, with a chance to boost his pay to an even $1 million with incentives. Green gets $25,000 for 50 appearances, $50,000 for 60 appearances and another $50,000 for 70 appearances.
— The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported this morning that reliever Takashi Saito’s one-year contract pays a $1.75 million base salary with $1.5 million available in performance bonuses. According to the newspaper, Saito would get $50,000 each for 15, 20, 25 and 30 appearances; $100,000 each for 35, 40 and 50 appearances; $150,000 for 50 and 55 appearances; and $200,000 for 60 appearances. He’ll also benefit from staying off the disabled list. Saito can earn $100,000 each for 30, 60, 90, 120 and 150 days on the active roster. 
I thought some Brewers fans may also be interested in the deal Chris Capuano signed with the Mets. Milwaukee made him an offer to return early in the offseason, but the sides broke off talks after the Zack Greinke trade essentially completed the Brewers’ rotation. 
I’m not sure what kind of offer the Brewers extended, but here’s what Capuano ended up getting in New York: A $1.5 million base salary with a slew of incentives that kick-in whether he ends up as a starter or a reliever. He’ll get $125,000 for 15 starts, $150,000 for 20 starts, $75,000 each 21-31 starts, $100,000 for 32 starts and/or $100,000 each for 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 relief appearances. Here’s the key: He can earn a maximum of $1.2 million for starts and relief appearance bonuses combined. 
Capuano will also get $50,000 for 90 innings; $100,000 each for 100, 110, 120 and 130 innings; $125,000 for 140 innings; $175,000 each for 150 and 160 innings; $200,000 each for 170 and 180 innings; $225,000 for 190 innings; $250,000 for 200 innings. 
So, assuming I can add, if Capuano has a magical season and makes all of his starts and tops 200 innings (like he did in 2005 and 2006), he’ll earn $4.5 million. Math people — help me out if you get a different figure.
He’ll also get $50,000 for being an All Star and $150,000 for winning Comeback Player of the Year.
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Brewers sign reliever Green

Update at 4:45 p.m. CT: I’m hearing that Sean Green’s one-year contract with the Brewers pays $875,000. It’s non-guaranteed like most one-year deals.

The Brewers December spree continues:

The Milwaukee Brewers today signed free agent RHP Sean Green and re-signed INF Craig Counsell to one-year contracts.  The announcements were made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin.
Green, 31, missed most of last season while on the disabled list with a right intercostal muscle strain.  He was recalled by the Mets on September 6 and did not record a decision in 11 relief appearances, posting a 3.86 ERA (9.1ip, 4er).
Green owns a career record of 10-11 with a 4.36 ERA in 250 relief appearances during five Major League seasons with Seattle (2006-08) and New York (2009-10).
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Green attended the University of Louisville.  He was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 12th round of 2000 First-Year Player Draft.
Counsell, 40, batted .250 with 2 HR and 21 RBI in 102 games last season.  He made 35 starts (25g at SS, 9g at 3B, 1g at 2B).
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