Report: Phillies Sign Ross Gload

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IDecember 9, 2009

MILWAUKEE - MAY 14: Ross Gload #7 of the Florida Marlins hits the ball against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 14, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers defeated the Marlins 5-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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According to Todd Zolecki , the Phillies have signed free agent outfielder Ross Gload to a two-year contract.

Gload, 33, hit .261/.329/.400 with six home runs and 30 RBI in 230 at-bats last season with the Florida Marlins, who declined his $2.6 million option for 2010.

The left-handed hitting corner outfielder also plays first base, and will be the final piece added to the Phillies' bench. Next up on the to-do list: strengthening the bullpen and rotation.

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