Source: Phillies getting closer to deal with Reyes

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.


With the signing of lefthander Dennys Reyes, will the Phillies’ bullpen be complete?

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.

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

More to come...