Sammy Sosa - OF - Cubs
The MLBPA reportedly won't stand in the way if Sammy Sosa decides to void the clause in his contract that guarantees his 2006 salary if he's traded.
The Players' Association doesn't want its members giving up guaranteed money, but since this is money Sosa is probably never going to see, it could be flexible. Sosa is far more likely to be traded if his $18 million option for 2006 isn't an issue. He'd still be owned $25 million ($17 million base salary, $4.5 million buyout and $3.5 million in severance pay), but that's much better than $39.5 million. Nov. 13 - 1:42 pm et
Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Sosa might wave the guaranteed $18 million option ? That would certainly pave the way for him to be traded.