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Alex Rodriguez gets bonus for his participation in Major League Baseball All-Star game

Alex Rodriguez is getting $200,000 (147,200 EUR) for his trip to the Major League Baseball All-Star game.

Rodriguez is receiving the highest amount among the $2.13 million (1.6 million EUR) in bonuses earned by players picked for the July 10 game in San Francisco, according to a study of their contract provisions by The Associated Press.

Rodriguez, who has a $27 million (19.9 million EUR) base salary this year, earned $100,000 (73,600 EUR) for getting selected to the American League All-Star team. The New York Yankees third baseman picked up an additional $100,000 (73,600 EUR) for finishing with the most votes in his league in fan balloting.

Forty-one of the 62 players picked for the rosters announced on Sunday had All-Star bonus provisions.

Barry Bonds, the only San Francisco Giants player selected for the game, was among those who did not.

Magglio Ordonez and Ivan Rodriguez of Detroit, Carlos Beltran of the New York Mets, Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels, Derrek Lee of the Chicago Cubs and C.C. Sabathia of Cleveland get $100,000 (73,600 EUR) each.

Beltran was on track for earning an additional $100,000 (73,600 EUR) as the top vote-getter in the National League but was overtaken in the final days of balloting by Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr., who finished 475,000 votes ahead. Griffey's contract does not contain any bonus provisions.

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