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Philadelphia Phillies Sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to Three-Year Deal

August 30th, 2013 at 10:57 PM
By Ryan Beagle

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially signed Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three year, $12 million deal. The signing was announced this afternoon during their win over the Chicago Cubs.

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Gonzalez, 26, is a Cuban defectee who has a mid to upper 90's fastball. Gonzalez could replace Roy Halladay or Kyle Kendrick in the Phillies' rotation if either of those pitchers is not re-signed in the offseason.

A spot on the Phillies' 40-man roster has already been freed up for Gonzalez. The team has transferred John Lannan to the 60-day disabled list, which frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Gonzalez.

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Tags: Baseball, Kyle Kendrick, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, MLB, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Phillies, Roy Halladay

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