Phillies Avoid Arbitration with Victorino

The Philadelphia Phillies avoided arbitration with one of their key players once again. The Phillies signed Shane Victorino to a 1 year, $3.125 million contract. "The Flyin' Hawaiian" made just $480,000 in 2008.

So far, the Phillies were able to sign their arbitration eligable players for a fair and cheap amount. Victorino is no different.

Victorino led the team with a .293 AVG. He hit 14 homeruns and stole 36 bases. In the postseason, Victorino drove in 13 RBI. Victorino also won a Gold Glove Award in 2008.

The arbitration list for the Phillies shrinks to four players: Ryan Howard, Jayson Werth, Joe Blanton and Chad Durbin.



I'm very glad Victorino got a nice payday. I believe his performance in the regular season and playoffs earned it.

BTW, Shane Victorino is FIRST Phillies player EVER sent to Coca-Cola Park on rehabilitation assignment to play with Lehigh Valley IronPigs (2 ga, 8-3 ab/h, .375 avg)

Amanda said...

nice fun fact.

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