Roy Halladay, Phillies Agree to Extension to Complete Blockbuster Deal

Posted: 15th December 2009 by Tom Dougherty in MLB
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To complete the blockbuster trade that will net the Phillies their second Cy Young winner in five months, Roy Halladay has agreed to a $60 million three year contract extension with a chance at a fourth year either guaranteed or a vesting option. Halladay took his physical early Tuesday morning, and an official announcement is expected on Wednesday in a press conference at Citizens Bank Park. Along with Halladay, Philadelphia acquired $6 million from Toronto to help out with his 2010 contract. Halladay's new pact will pay him an average annual salary of $20 million, according to reports. Halladay, 32, went 17-10 with the Blue Jays last season while posting a 2.79 ERA with a Major League leading nine complete games in 239 innings pitched. To get Doc from Toronto, the Phillies sent top pitch ...

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