The All-Star Game is fun for fans, but for many players it means another payday. Maury Brown at The Biz of Baseball has the list of 15 players receiving bonuses for making the game, led by Derek Jeter's $500K bonus. Carlos Beltran and Tim Lincecum both pulled in six figures as well ($100K each). Curtis Granderson will receive a $25K bonus, but the All-Star Game nod triggers a clause in his contract that increases his 2013 club option from $13MM to $13.5MM. There are more escalators that could raise the value of the option to $15MM.
Howie Kendrick was not listed by Brown but also received a $50K All-Star Game bonus, MLBTR has learned. Several pitchers will have to be replaced on the rosters because they're scheduled to pitch Sunday, which makes them ineligible for the game. That could mean even more bonus money gets handed out.