Phillies sign Alfonseca to one-year deal

Phillies sign Alfonseca to one-year deal

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies made official their signing of Antonio Alfonseca on Tuesday, after the veteran reliever passed a physical.

Though the team didn't announce financial terms, a baseball source said that the one-year pact will pay $380,000 and could increase to $700,000 if Alfonseca makes the team out of Spring Training. The righty could also earn as much as $400,000 in incentives, based on appearances.

The 34-year-old is recovering from a stress fracture in his right elbow that limited him to 19 games for the Rangers in 2006. He spent the winter pitching for the Azucareros in the Dominican Winter League.

Alfonseca has spent 10 seasons in the Major Leagues, pitching for the Marlins (1997-2001, 2005), Cubs (2002-03), Braves (2004) and Rangers (2006). He led the National League with 45 saves in 2000, and threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings in the 1997 World Series, helping the Marlins to their first title.

Ken Mandel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.