The Phillies officially announced the signing of former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon on Monday afternoon to a 4-year deal worth $50,000,058 with a fifth-year vesting option that could bring the deal to a toal value of $63 million. Oh, and that extra $58 bucks.
Papelbon is quirky like that.
He'll be introduced in Philadelphia at 5:00 this evening. You can watch it live here. [video below]
New Papelbon jersey photo by John Finger