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Phils offer Millwood three-year deal

The Phillies have offered free agent pitcher Kevin Millwood a three-year deal with a vesting option, ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports.

It is believed the offer is between $9 million and $10 million a year. However, Millwood's agent, Scott Boras, has been telling teams they're looking for $13 million per year over 5-7 years. Boras has yet to respond to Philadelphia's offer.

The right-hander spent his first six seasons with the Atlanta Braves before he was traded to Philadelphia for minor league catcher Johnny Estrada on Dec. 20 in a cost-cutting move.

Expected to be the team's ace in 2003, Millwood went 7-2 in the first two months of the season. But he fell off down the stretch, going 4-6 after the All-Star break.