Posted December 15, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Philadelphia Phillies added a pair of pitchers, agreeing to a $12 million, two-year contract with reliever Mike Adams and a one-year deal with starter John Lannan. A person familiar with each deal said Saturday the contract was subject to a physical. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreements were not yet final. Adams' deal includes an option for 2015 that would become guaranteed at $6 million if he has 65 games pitched in 2014. His 2015 salary would become guaranteed at $6.5 million if he has 120 games pitched in 2013 and 2014 combined, with at least 60 in 2014. A 34-year-old right-hander, Adams was acquired by Texas from San Diego at the 2011 trade deadline. He was 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 61 relief appearances for the Rangers this year, then missed the final week of the season because of numbness and tingling in his fingers, caused when a bone in the upper body pressed against a nerve. He had surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and is expected to recover b...
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