Phillies Lock Up Victorino, Too
Sources told MLB.com tonight the Phillies and Shane Victorino have agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract extension, which would keep him with the Phillies through 2012. The extension buys out Victorino’s final two years of salary arbitration and his first year of free agency.
The agreement with Victorino follows the announcement the Phillies had signed Joe Blanton to a three-year, $24 million extension. Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said today the Phillies also could lock up Carlos Ruiz to a new contract before the end of next week.
Victorino’s contract details were unavailable, but an official announcement could come tomorrow.
Victorino hit .292 with 39 doubles, 13 triples, 10 home runs, 62 RBIs and 25 stolen bases last season. He made his first National League All-Star team and earned his second consecutive Gold Glove.
Victorino had sought $5.8 million in arbitration. The Phillies had offered $4.75 million.