By Sam Bush
The Phillies struck a two-year deal with Didi Gregorius and signed veteran righty reliever Brandon Kintzler agreed to a Minor League deal that will be worth $3 million (plus $1 million in incentives) if he makes the Major League roster.
Kintzler, who has made 454 career appearances, adds depth to a bullpen that Dombrowski had hoped to upgrade enough to make his team more competitive in a stacked National League East.
Gregorius, who turns 31 next month, slashed .284/.339/.488 with 10 home runs, 40 RBIs and an .827 OPS in 60 games last season, a performance that put him in a position to command a multi-year contract.
The #Phillies officially announce the signing of Didi Gregorius to a 2-year, $28 million contract, and have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with former #Marlins closer Brandon Kintzler, as @JesseRogersESPN reported.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 10, 2021