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Gordon, Hardy Cash in on All-Star Appearances

Associated Press - July 14, 2013 8:55 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City’s Alex Gordon has cashed in the most on his All-Star selection.

By making the American League team for Tuesday night’s game at Citi Field, the Royals outfielder received automatic $500,000 raises in each of the next two seasons and will earn $10.75 million in 2014 and $13.25 million in 2015, according to contract terms obtained by The Associated Press.

Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy also has an All-Star escalator provision, and his 2014 salary will increase by $500,000 to $7.5 million.

Colorado outfielder Michael Cuddyer had a conditional escalator triggered by his All-Star selection, and his 2014 pay will go up by $500,000 to $11 million if he has 500 plate appearances this year and is on the active roster at the end of season.