Monday, March 30, 2015

Phillies, Madson reach 3-year extension deal

The Phillies and righthanded reliever Ryan Madson have reached agreement on a three-year contract extension, The Inquirer learned today. The deal, which is pending a physical exam, is believed to be for $12 million, with incentives.

Phillies, Madson reach 3-year extension deal

Inquirer staff writer Jim Salisbury reports:

The Phillies and righthanded reliever Ryan Madson have reached agreement on a three-year contract extension, The Inquirer learned today. The deal, which is pending a physical exam, is believed to be for $12 million, with incentives.

Madson, 28, was 4-2 with a 3.05 ERA in 76 games in 2008.

Madson had been eligible for salary arbitration. The Phils have five salary arbitration-eligible players remaining: Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth, Shane Victorino, Chad Durbin and Joe Blanton.

Potential salary figures will be exchanged tomorrow.

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In other news, despite his 50-game suspension to start the 2009 season, J.C. Romero is eligible to compete for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. Provisional rosters for the WBC will be announced at 7 tonight.

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MLB announced its rosters for the World Baseball Classic. Phillies on rosters include:

Australia: righthander Drew Naylor, catcher Joel Naughton and infielder Brad Harman.
Canada: outfielder Matt Stairs.
Dominican Republic: catcher Ronny Paulino.
Italy: outfielder Michael Spidale.
Mexico: infielder Oscar Robles.
Netherleands: righthander Mike Bolsenbroek.
Panama: catcher Carlos Ruiz.
Puerto Rico: lefthander J.C. Romero.
USA: shortstop Jimmy Rollins and Shane Victorino.
Venezuela: righthander Carlos Carrasco.

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