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Source: Phillies getting closer to deal with Reyes

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Phillies may have found their lefthanded reliever.

Source: Phillies getting closer to deal with Reyes

The Phillies might be close to signing veteran lefty reliever Dennys Reyes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
The Phillies might be close to signing veteran lefty reliever Dennys Reyes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Phillies may have found their lefthanded reliever.

A source said the team is getting closer to reaching an agreement with lefthander Dennys Reyes. ESPN Deportes is reporting the contract would be one year with a team option for 2012.

The Phillies had a formal meeting with Oscar Suarez, the agent for Reyes, on Tuesday, but there was no offer made at the time. Talks have progressed today, though.

Reyes had a 3.55 ERA in 59 games (38 innings) for St. Louis in 2010. He had control issues, though, and walked 21 batters while striking out 25. Lefthanded batters hit .307 with a .862 OPS against.

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With the signing of lefthander Dennys Reyes, will the Phillies’ bullpen be complete?
Yes.
No.

For his career, lefties have hit .238 with a .669 OPS against.

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