Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 12/18/12
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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels will pay 2 million directly to Josh Hamilton's charitable foundation under his 125 million contract. Under the five-year deal completed Saturday, the All-Star outfielder receives a 10 million signing bonus and salaries of 15 million in each of the next two seasons, 23 million in 2015 and 30 million apiece in 2016 and 2017. On each June 1 of the contract, the Angels will donate 400,000 to The Four Twelve Foundation, Hamilton's charity. After initially saying the 2 million would not count in its regular payroll calculations, MLB concluded Tuesday the money will be included as noncash compensation in its opening-day payrolls. The money also is included in the Angels' luxury tax payroll. As part of the deal, the team is giving Hamilton a suite between first and third base to be used by his family for home games during the next two seasons. For the final three years of the deal, Hamilton can purchase a suite between first and third base at a c...
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