Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez has landed his first Major League Baseball contract…
The 26-year-old Cuban pitcher has reportedly agreed to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to ESPN Deportes.
Gonzalez has agreed to a six-year deal that could be worth $60 million, the richest contract ever for an international player, according to a Yahoo! Sports report,
Gonzalez is still awaiting his tourist visa so he can travel to the United States to take his physical.
The teams that missed out on Gonzalez include the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.
He left Cuba earlier this year and settled in Mexico, where he worked out for major league teams. More than 60 scouts attended one of his tryouts in Tijuana.
The hard-throwing right-hander was declared a free agent last month by MLB commissioner Bud Selig‘s office. Cuban players who are at least 23 years old and have played at least three seasons professionally are not subject to MLB’s new international signing guidelines.