Source: Phils, Dennys Reyes agree
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with free-agent left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes, pending a physical, a source familiar with the negotiations confirmed to ESPN.com.
The 33-year-old left-hander will earn $1.1 million next season, with a $1.35 million club option for 2012, or a $150,000 buyout.
The option will become a mutual option if Reyes makes 70 appearances.
Reyes will replace departed free agent J.C. Romero as the Phillies' primary situational left-hander. The Phillies will be the 11th team of his 14-year big league career. He had a 3.55 ERA in 58 appearances for the Cardinals last season, but left-handed hitters batted .307 against him.
Jayson Stark covers Major League Baseball for ESPN.com.