MERALCO has re-signed stretch forward Ranidel de Ocampo to a two-year contract as the Bolts look forward to finally nailing a first ever PBA championship.
The 35-year-old forward from Tanza, Cavite signed the new contract in the presence of Meralco team manager Paolo Trillo. Terms of the deal were not made available.
The two-year contract was offered even as De Ocampo recovers from a tear on his left calf muscle sustained in Game Three of the Governors Cup finals. The injury kept De Ocampo from rejoining the Bolts for the remainder of the seven-game series won by Barangay Ginebra.
De Ocampo was acquired by Meralco in a three team-trade with TnT Katropa and Phoenix late in the eliminations of the season-ending meet.
This developed as coach Norman Black confirmed an earlier SPIN.ph report that the Bolts have acquired unrestricted free agent Nico Salva from KIA.