Phils Announce Signing Of Cuban Pitcher Miguel Gonzalez

Phillies Announce Signing Of Cuban Pitcher Miguel Gonzalez

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

The Phillies announced Friday afternoon that they have signed Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million contract.

The free agent right-hander includes a vesting/club option for 2017, a signing bonus and performance bonuses, General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a news release.

The 26-year-old pitched in the 2009 and 2011 World Cup for the Cuban national Team, going a combined 3-1 with a 2.91 ERA, with more than a strikeout and fewer than one baserunner for each of his innings pitched.

Reports flew around last month that the Phillies had landed Gonzalez. At that time, the reported figures were a six-year, $60-million deal with the club.

Amaro was quoted in a news release as saying, "We are very pleased to have come to an agreement with Miguel. 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."

The Phillies moved pitcher John Lannan to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Gonzalez on the 40-man roster.

Gonzalez will report to the team's spring training complex in Clearwater, Fla. There's no immediate word on whether he'll be called up before the end of the season.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:07 AM EDT2014-08-02 05:07:07 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 block of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 block of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
  • Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Saturday, August 2 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-08-02 04:48:15 GMT
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
  • Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:22:08 GMT
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
Powered by WorldNow

4739 NW 53rd Avenue, Sutie B
Gainesville, FL 32653

Phone: (352) 371-0051

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices