The Daily Puppy

Friday, December 12, 2008

Pat won't be back

The Pat Burrell Era with the Phillies looks like it has ended.

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, the Phillies have signed free agent outfielder Raul Ibanez to a 3-year contract worth $30 million. Ibanez will play left field. To read more, click here.

Burrell, a free agent, finishes his Phillies' career as the team's third-leading all-time home run hitter with 251 and was seventh in RBI with 827. He also was second by striking out 1,273 times. The leader in all three categories is Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt.

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