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Gerald Laird Gets $3 Million, 2-Yr Deal With Braves

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 26: Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action during the afternoon workout at Comerica Park on October 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers host the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 27. The Giants lead the best of seven series 2-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 26: Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers watches the action during the afternoon workout at Comerica Park on October 26, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers host the San Francisco Giants in Game Three of the Major League Baseball World Series on October 27. The Giants lead the best of seven series 2-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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ATLANTA (AP) — Catcher Gerald Laird will get $3 million for his two-year deal with the Atlanta Braves, and could earn up to $750,000 in performance bonuses if he plays more than expected.

Laird was signed to be Brian McCann’s backup after David Ross left for a $6.2 million, two-year deal with Boston. The 33-year-old Laird played for AL champion Detroit this past season, batting .282 with two homers and 11 RBIs.

The deal pays Laird $1.5 million each of the next two seasons, with the chance to earn an additional $250,000 in 2013 and $500,000 in 2014 based on how many games he starts. He would receive $50,000 each for starting 80, 90, 100, 110 and 120 games next year, and $100,000 each if he reached those targets the following season.

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