Phils Announce Signing Of Cuban Pitcher Miguel Gonzalez - FOX 13 News

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>>

  • muhlenberg-motel-fire

    Firefighters Battling Blaze In Muhlenberg Motel

    Firefighters Battling Blaze In Muhlenberg Motel

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:10:34 GMT
    Firefighters are battling flames and stiff winds at the scene of a multi-alarm motel fire in Berks County.
    Firefighters are battling flames and stiff winds at the scene of a multi-alarm motel fire in Berks County.
  • Police Warn Drivers After 2 Armed Carjackings In Camden

    Police Warn Drivers After 2 Armed Carjackings In Camden

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:17:23 GMT

    Police in Camden County are asking drivers to be alert after two carjackings since this weekend along one city street.

    Police in Camden County are asking drivers to be alert after two carjackings since this weekend along one city street.

  • Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Two Lancaster County Men Charged With Distributing Child Pornography

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:14:34 GMT
    The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph FortunatoThe men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato
    Lancaster Police arrested two men as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato.
    Lancaster Police arrested two men as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing, downloading and distribution of child pornography.The men are identified as 41-year old Hector Colon-Plaza and 60-year old Joseph Fortunato.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

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