Ex-Phillies pitcher Randy Wolf agrees with Dodgers
The Dodgers and pitcher Randy Wolf have agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. The deal guarantees Wolf $7.5 million next year, with an option for 2008 or a $500,000 buyout.
The deal may be Los Angeles' way of preparing for the departure of Greg Maddux, who is being sought by the Padres, according to a report on MLB.com.
Wolf went 69-60 with a 4.21 ERA in his Phillies career, which began in 1999. He spent most of the past season recovering from Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery.
The Phillies, perhaps anticipating Wolf's departure, on Monday reached a preliminary agreement with free-agent pitcher Adam Eaton on a three-year deal worth more than $24 million, a baseball source told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.
Wolf is from Canoga Park, California and still lives in the Los Angeles area.
Jayson Stark is a senior baseball writer for ESPN.com.