Phils finalize deal with utilityman Gload

Updated: December 15, 2009, 4:00 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Utilityman Ross Gload and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized their $2.6 million, two-year contract, a deal agreed to at the winter meetings last week.

The 33-year-old hit .261 with six homers and 30 RBIs for the Florida Marlins last season. He appeared in 41 games at first base, 10 in right field and one in left.

Gload batted .318 as a pinch hitter, with a major-league leading 21 hits. The left-handed hitter was a 13th-round selection of the Marlins in the 1997 ...

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