PH Dobbs gets $2.5M, 2-yr deal from Phils

Updated: January 16, 2009, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Greg Dobbs and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Friday to a $2.5 million, two-year contract that avoided arbitration for the pinch-hitting specialist.

Dobbs hit .301 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs in 128 games for the World Series champions. He batted .355 with two home runs and 16 RBIs as a pinch hitter, leading major leaguers in pinch hits (22) and second in pinch-RBIs. His 22 pinch hits set a Phillies season record.

The 30-year-old Dobbs will earn $1.15 million ...

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