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Myers gets in better shape after signing a big contract

Updated: February 6, 2007, 8:44 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Brett Myers has a slimmer waistline to go with his fat contract.

Myers, who agreed to a $25.75 million, three-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies last week, showed up at his news conference Tuesday looking fit and ready to live up to high expectations.

The 26-year-old right-hander said he weighs 218 pounds, down from 250 at the end of last season. The Phillies are counting on him to anchor a deep rotation that includes newcomers Freddy Garcia and ...

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