CHICAGO (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies and Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez have agreed to a $12 million, three-year contract.
General manager Ruben Amaro announced the deal during Philadelphia’s game at the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The team says it includes an option for 2017, a signing bonus and performance bonuses.
The 26-year-old Gonzalez defected to Mexico this year and worked out for scouts in Tijuana. The hard-throwing right-hander has a fastball that reaches the upper 90s.
Left-hander John Lannan was moved to the 60-day disabled list to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Gonzalez.