Accrording to numerous reports, the Phillies are close to signing outfielder Raul Ibanez.
From Jayson Stark :
Ibanez has been sending signals through friends that the Phillies are his top choice. And two high-ranking Phillies officials — outgoing GM Pat Gillick and assistant GM Benny Looper — know Ibanez well from their days in Seattle. One source described talks between the club and Ibanez’s agents, Seth and Sam Levinson, as “heating up,” and said the two sides have made progress.