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Aussie teen signs $500,000 Major League Baseball deal

By Joffa - 4 Jul 2012 6:53 PM


Aussie teen signs $500,000 Major League Baseball deal

July 4, 2012 - 6:49PM

Australian teenage pitcher Lewis Thorpe has struck a half-a-million pay day with Major League Baseball franchise Minnesota.

The Twins signed the left-handed pitcher overnight while he was at the Gold Coast’s MLB Australian Academy.

US media suggested the deal was worth $500,000 and that several MLB teams were interested in recruiting Thorpe.‘‘

This means everything to me. It has been my dream since I was five to go and play baseball in America,’’ the 16-year-old Victorian said.

‘‘Getting signed also means everything to my family.‘‘

They have been my biggest support and I have made sure I put in the hard work on the field to be able to give back to them in return.’’

Thorpe pitched in the 16-and-under world championship in Mexico last August.

Thorpe will join compatriot and starting pitcher Liam Hendriks at Minnesota.

Minnesota has been a happy hunting ground for Australians, with Grant Balfour, Luke Hughes and Hendriks all earning MLB debuts at the club.


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  • Birth NameLewis Thorpe
  • Birth PlaceMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Famous NameLewis Thorpe
  • HoroscopeSagittarius
  • FatherRoss
  • MotherLyn
  • Net Worth$200,000
  • Salary$555,000
  • Contract1 year / $555,000
  • Career Earnings$555,000
  • Position in TeamPitcher
  • Current teamMinnesota Twins
  • NationalityAustralian
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionBaseball player
  • Currently Working ForMinnesota Twins

Dunno how they calculate his net worth to be $200,000 if his salary is $555,000.
I mean, you do hear stories ot sportsmen pissing their money away, but really?