Phillies, Carlos Ruiz agree on deal

Updated: November 19, 2013, 12:34 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Faced with the prospect of losing their longtime catcher, Carlos Ruiz, to the Boston Red Sox, the Philadelphia Phillies agreed Monday to re-sign Ruiz to a three-year, $26 million contract, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

The deal will pay Ruiz a salary of $8.5 million in each of the next three seasons, according to a source familiar with the contract. There is also a $4.5 million club option for the 2017 season or a $500,000 buyout.

Ruiz, who turns 35 in January, becomes the ...

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