No deal with Reyes for Phillies

 Posted by at 3:13 pm
Dec 182010
Free Agent reliever Dennys Reyes

Free Agent reliever Dennys Reyes

December 18 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“When asked about a contract agreement with lefthanded reliever Dennys Reyes on the final day of the winter meetings last week, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. would not comment.

The Phillies‘ policy is that no deal is done until the player has signed on the dotted line.

In Reyes’ case, the team’s caution proved prudent, because the deal did not get done.

“We were not able to finish it off,” Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Friday.

The Phillies and Reyes had agreed at the winter meetings to a one-year deal worth $1.1 million, with a second-year option, that sent the veteran to the bullpen as a replacement for J.C. Romero.

“We just hit a snag and it didn’t work out,” said the pitcher’s agent, Oscar Suarez. “He’s going to be disappointed, but I really haven’t had a chance to talk to him. He’s on his way back to Mexico.”

Reyes, 33, underwent a physical exam with the Phillies on Thursday. Proefrock was asked whether the pitcher failed the physical.

“We were not able to finish it off, and that’s all I’m going to say,” Proefrock said.”

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