Jonathan Papelbon passed his physical. The Phillies will introduce Paps (?) at a 5 PM press conference today. Perhaps most (or least) interesting is that the deal is officially for four years, $50,000,058.
Yep, an extra 58 bucks… just like his number, which will be surrendered by Antonio Bastardo.
The deal has a vesting option for a fifth year, which would pay Paps an extra $13 million if he finishes 55 games in 2015 or a total of 100 games in 2014 and 2015.