(AP) AP Source: Phillies sign Cuban pitcher
By ROB MAADDI
AP Sports Writer
A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a contract with Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.
Gonzalez defected to Mexico earlier this year and worked out for scouts in Tijuana. His deal reportedly is worth $60 million over six years, which would make him the highest paid international player.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the Phillies haven’t made an announcement.
A hard-throwing righty, the 26-year-old Gonzalez has a fastball that reached the upper 90s.
The Phillies have lost a season-worst six straight games and are falling rapidly out of postseason contention.
Yahoo Sports first reported the Gonzalez deal.