Phillies, closer Jonathan Papelbon agree
PHILADELPHIA -- Welcome to the Phillies, Cinco Ocho.
Jonathan Papelbon and his alter ego finalized a $50 million, four-year contract with Philadelphia on Monday. The former Boston Red Sox closer had agreed to terms with the Phillies on Friday.
The contract is the largest ever for a reliever, and it actually totals $50,000,058. The deal includes a vesting option for 2016 that could become guaranteed based on games finished and would make it worth $63 million over five seasons.
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