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Phillies, Romero Reach Agreement

Following the failed signing of reliever Dennys Reyes, the Phillies have agreed to re-sign lefty J.C. Romero, according to CSN Philly.

Romero, who made $4.5 million in 2010, is expected to take a significant paycut to rejoin the Phils. Signed during the 2007 season after being released by the Red Sox, Romero has compiled 123 strikeouts and 105 walks in 148.2 innings in red pinstripes. Though he’s enjoyed success against lefty batter in two of his three full seasons in Philadelphia, problems with righties and his control have limited his effectiveness. He is expected to be used in a specialist role.

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