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The Philadelphia Phillies and Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez have reached an agreement on a contract.
Gonzalez and the Phillies have agreed on a three-year deal worth $12 million. It is quite a pay cut from the six-year $48 million that the two sides had agreed on last month.
Phillies announce signing of free agent pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Cuba to a 3-year, $12M contact w/ vesting/club option for 2017.
— Phillies (@Phillies) August 30, 2013
Medical concerns caused the Phillies to back off the initial contract but at an average annual salary of $4 million they feel safe letting the 26-year-old compete for a rotation job next spring.
“We are very pleased to have come to an agreement with Miguel,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a team released statement. “He is someone our scouts have followed for several years and in our most recent observations of him he showed tremendous stuff. We are hopeful he will pitch out of our starting rotation for 2014 and beyond.”
Gonzalez will report to the Phillies Spring Training complex in Clearwater, FL. In order to make room for Gonzalez on the 40-man roster the Phillies transferred John Lanna to the 60-day disabled list.
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After many weeks of questions, the Phillies have finally sealed the deal on free agent Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. The team announced they’ve reached a three-year, $12 million deal with the 26-year-old. The contract includes a vesting/club option for 2017, a signing bonus and performance bonuses.
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