08/30/13 - Kansas City Star - Phillies sign Cuban pitcher to 3 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.
Gonzalez will report to Philly's spring training complex in Clearwater,
Fla. Amaro says the team is hopeful he will be in Philadelphia's rotation
beginning next year.
Left-hander John Lannan was moved to the 60-day disabled list to open a
spot on the 40-man roster for Gonzalez.
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