Report: Shane Victorino Wants Five-Year Extension With Phillies
Shane Victorino is entering the last season of a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, and he's not shy about his intentions to stay with the team past 2012. Victorino wants a five-year extension, according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
"I’ll be 32 on the market," Victorino said. "I can go another five years. I would think even more. I want to go until I’m 40. My agents say I can get a five-year deal on the market. Why not trust them?"
Victorino has earned three outfield Gold Gloves and two All-Star selections in his last four seasons. Last year he hit .279 with 17 homers, 27 doubles and a major league-leading 16 triples for the Phils.
This is the final season of Victorino's three-year, $22 million deal in Philly. While he could wait until the end of the season to talk about a long-term contract, he doesn't want to put it off.