As expected, the Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement with left-handed relief pitcher J.C. Romero on a one year contract for the 2011 season. Earlier this offseason, the Phillies had declined to exercise a $4.5 million option on Romero's contract. After the Dennys Reyes signing fell through, the Romero began campaigning for a return.
No exact terms disclosed, but the contract is believed to be worth around $1.1 million.
Hopefully Charlie Manuel will resist the temptation to use Romero as anything but a lefty specialist.