Randy Miller, beat writer for the Bucks County Courier-Times, was the first to share J.C. Romero's desire to return to Philadelphia, and is the first to nail down some particulars about the offer he accepted on Christmas Eve.
Miller tweets that Romero's deal is for one year and will be worth $1.35 million, pending a January physical, and could become $1.75 million through bonuses. Miller says Romero will earn $150,000 if he spends 25 or fewer days on the disabled list and an additional $250,000 if he pitches in over 65 games. The left-hander appeared in 60 games in 2010 after missing most of April recovering from offseason elbow surgery. Romero, who is spending the offseason in Puerto Rico, is expected to return to Philadelphia in early January for a physical, Miller writes. He also noted that Romero, who earned $4 million last season and received a $250,000 buyout of his $4.5 million 2011 option, had hoped to earn $2 million out on the open market, but the addition of Cliff Lee pushed him toward returning to Philadelphia at a lesser rate. (Getty Images)