BREAKING NEWS: Phillies Deal Imminent UPDATE: Phillies land Paulino

Rupert PupkinCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2008

LAS VEGAS- Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. says the Phillies should make a move to add a player to the roster on Wednesday.

"Pending a physical, we should have something done in an hour or so," Amaro said.

Amaro added that, "It's a smaller deal."


A source close to the front-office has told me the deal will bring Pirates catcher Ronny Paulino to the Phillies in exchange for Jason Jaramillo. 

The move will likely force Chris Coste to look elsewhere next season.  For up to the minute breaking news check out John Finger on


All the above stated was confirmed by Ruben Amaro, Jr. around 9:45 Wednesday night.  The signing will likely spark a 4-horse race for the catching spots on the big-club.