Werth Agrees to Two-Year Deal

Phillies rightfielder Jayson Werth hit .273 with 24 home runs and 67 RBIs last season. (Ron Cortes / File photo)

The Phillies have reached a two-year contract extension with rightfielder Jayson Werth, a source told The Inquirer.

A second source confirmed the deal is for $10 million. Werth will receive $2 million in 2009, plus a $1 million signing bonus, and $7 million in 2010. The Phillies aren't expected to announce the deal until later this week after Werth takes his physical. Werth hit .273 with 24 home runs and 67 RBIs as he played his way into an everyday role in right field. This leaves Ryan Howard and Chad Durbin as the team's only remaining salary arbitration eligible players.

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