While the Phillies were reported to have signed Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a contract there has been no official announcement.
There may not be one. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the two sides have hit a snag.
The Phillies agreed to a six-year deal worth $48 million with the right hander which included an $11 million option for 2019.
Since then things have gone silent. The Phillies were not active at the trade deadline despite being well out of contention in the NL East and Wild Card standings. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. plans to add a few pieces to the team hoping to contend rather than go into a full rebuilding plan.
While Amaro has been silent on Gonzalez, some reports have surfaced from scouts with concerns about his elbow. Gonzalez had spurs removed from his elbow within the last two years though all signs have pointed to a healthy recovery.