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Phillies Announce Signing Of Cuban Pitcher Miguel Gonzalez

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The Phillies announced Friday afternoon that they have signed Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million contract.

The free agent right-hander includes a vesting/club option for 2017, a signing bonus and performance bonuses, General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a news release.

The 26-year-old pitched in the 2009 and 2011 World Cup for the Cuban national Team, going a combined 3-1 with a 2.91 ERA, with more than a strikeout and fewer than one baserunner for each of his innings pitched.

Reports flew around last month that the Phillies had landed Gonzalez. At that time, the reported figures were a six-year, $60-million deal with the club.

Amaro was quoted in a news release as saying, "We are very pleased to have come to an agreement with Miguel. He is someone our scouts have followed for several years and in our most recent observations of him he showed tremendous stuff. We are hopeful he will pitch out of our starting rotation for 2014 and beyond."

The Phillies moved pitcher John Lannan to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Gonzalez on the 40-man roster.

Gonzalez will report to the team's spring training complex in Clearwater, Fla. There's no immediate word on whether he'll be called up before the end of the season.

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