Reyes Deal Falls Through
Dennys Reyes agreed Dec. 8 to a $1.1 million contract with the Phillies.
Strangely, the Phillies never announced the deal. It is not unusual for a few days to pass between an agreement and an official announcement because players typically have to fly to Philadelphia for a physical. That is why the Phillies waited until Wednesday to announce they had signed Cliff Lee, who had agreed to terms Monday.
But there will be no Reyes announcement.
“We hit a snag,” said Oscar Suarez, who is Reyes’ agent. “So we just decided to push back.”
Asked if it was health related, Suarez said, “It just didn’t work out. We’re back on the market. I don’t want to get into details why.”
So with Reyes out of the picture, that might open the door for Chad Durbin to return. The Phillies still would like a left-hander, but there aren’t many available. J.C. Romero maybe?