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Report: Phillies, RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Agree To 6-Year, $50M+ Deal

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez of Cuba pitches the ball during the Baseball Bronze Medal Match between Mexico and Cuba during Day 11 of the XVI Pan American Games at the Pan American Baseball Stadium on October 25, 2011 in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez of Cuba pitches the ball during the Baseball Bronze Medal Match between Mexico and Cuba during Day 11 of the XVI Pan American Games at the Pan American Baseball Stadium on October 25, 2011 in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a contract with Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez.

Gonzalez defected to Mexico earlier this year and worked out for scouts in Tijuana. His deal reportedly is worth $60 million over six years, which would make him the highest paid international player.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the Phillies haven’t made an announcement.

A hard-throwing righty, the 26-year-old Gonzalez has a fastball that reached the upper 90s.

The Phillies have lost a season-worst six straight games and are falling rapidly out of postseason contention.

Yahoo Sports first reported the Gonzalez deal.

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