Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Phils finalize Ibanez deal

Outfielder Raul Ibanez passed his physical and officially signed a three-year, $31.5 million dollar deal with the Phillies Tuesday.

The 36-year-old Ibanez hit .293 last season with 43 doubles, 23 home runs and 110 RBIs with the Seattle Mariners. A .286 career hitter with 182 career home runs and 794 RBI for the Mariners and Kansas City Royals, Ibanez received a $2 million signing bonus, a $6.5 million salary next season and $11.5 million each in 2010 and 2011.

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