Jeremy Hellickson reportedly takes Phils' $17.2M qualifying offer

— -- Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson has accepted the Philadelphia Phillies' $17.2 million qualifying offer, according to multiple reports.

Hellickson was one of 10 players to receive qualifying offers from their teams. The deadline for players to either accept or reject the offers is Monday.

Hellickson, 29, was 12-10 with a 3.71 ERA last season. He tied career highs with 32 starts and 189 innings pitched and struck out a career-best 154 batters, while walking just 45.

His 12 victories were the most by a Phillies pitcher last season.

Hellickson said at the end of this season that, although he had hoped to sign a multiyear contract this offseason, he'd "love to be back next year" with the Phillies.

The Phillies acquired Hellickson in a 2015 trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks.