Royce Clayton, 10/14: The Diamondbacks are believed to have made an offer worth around $1.5 million. "Knowing that the average major league shortstop is making between $4 million and $5 million" Clayton said, "it would be a disservice to my family to entertain that offer after I put up the two types of seasons that I did."
Royce Clayton, 2/1: "Shortstop Royce Clayton agreed to a minor league contract Thursday with Washington. If added to the major league roster, he would get a $1 million, one-year contract and have the chance to earn $250,000 in performance bonuses." [emphasis added]
Where did that $4-5m go, Royce?