Phillies centerfielder Shane Victorino.
(Photo: William A. Guerro)
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr announced that they have agreed on a three year deal with centerfielder Shane Victorino. The contract is worth $22 million and it will run through the 2012 season.
Victorino who made his first National League All-Star team last season batted .292 with 10 home runs, 39 doubles, 13 triples, 62 RBI's and 25 stolen bases.
Victorino was seeking $5.8 million in arbitration. The Phillies had countered with $4.75 million.
Next up for the Phillies is to try and come to terms with catcher Carlos Ruiz on a multi-year deal.