UPDATE: Polanco has passed the physical, and the Phillies have officially announced the signing. The dollar figures below are accurate.
A baseball source confirmed to the Inquirer this afternoon that Placido Polanco will probably finalize his contract with the Phillies later today. Polanco has agreed to a deal to become the Phils next third baseman, barring an unforeseen hitch in the physical.
Polanco is taking a physical to finalize an agreement that the team’s official website said was worth $18 million over three years, with a mutual option for a fourth year. The physical is an important final step in any deal, but if it goes well, the signing will become official this afternoon, with an announcement to come later today or early tomorrow. Stay tuned...
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