MILWAUKEE (AP) -- N-L championship series M-V-P Jeff Suppan reached a preliminary agreement today on a 42 (M) million dollar, four-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Brewers said in a rare Christmas Eve announcement that Suppan must pass a physical for the deal to be finalized. His contract includes a team option for 2011 with a two (M) million dollar buyout.
Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said in a conference call that Suppan gives the team a quote "big-game pitcher."
The 31-year-old right-hander went 12-seven with a four-point-one-two E-R-A for St. Louis this season, and was one-one in four postseason starts -- including a win in Game three and seven solid innings in Game seven of the N-L-C-S- against the New York Mets.
Suppan has pitched for Boston, Arizona, Kansas City, Pittsburgh (2003) and St. Louis.
He has reached double figures in wins seven times, and has a career record of 106-101 with a four-point-six-oh E-R-A.