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The surprisingly active Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with former Phillies reliever Brad Lidge on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.
The deal is for $1 million plus incentives, according to a major-league source. Lidge, 35, will likely serve as a setup man for the Nats' current closer, Drew Storen.
Last season, Lidge opened up the season on the Phillies' disabled list, and eventually lost his closing role to Ryan Madson.
Lidge, an All-Star in 2005 and '08, also sealed the 2008 World Series for the Phillies.
News of the deal was first reported by CSNPhiladelphia.
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Brad Lidge, an integral part of the Philadelphia Phillies 2008 Championship season, signed a 1-year $1 million deal with the Washington Nationals today.
For me, Brad Lidge will always have a special place. He will walk with the late Tug McGraw, linked eternally as the only two Philadelphia Phillies’ pitchers on the mound at the exact moment a World Series was won. Hopefully there...
The Washington Nationals have signed RHP Brad Lidge for the 2012 season, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. It is a one-year deal according to the Nationals PR Twitter account. The former Philadelphia Phillies closer was a free agent after a disappointing 2011 season, where he missed 97 games with a rotator cuff injury. He posted a 1.40 ERA, but had an inflated 1.500 WHIP...
The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives, the team has announced.
Lidge, 35, posted a 1.40 ERA last season, but was limited to 25 games due to shoulder problems, and he ended up losing his closer’s job to Ryan Madson.
However, he did save 27 games and had a 2.96 ERA for the Phillies...
The Nats signed Brad Lidge to a one-year deal, which really isn’t a big deal. But, because Lidge has 223 saves, people have heard of him, so it kind of is. Either way, when I hear “Brad Lidge” this is all that comes to mind:
Thankfully Mr. Pujols now plies his trade in the American League.
The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge, MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com first tweeted that the Rex Gary client was nearing a deal with the Nationals.
Lidge, 34, appeared in just 25 games in 2011 because of a rotator cuff injury. He posted a 1.40 ERA with 10.7 K/9 and 6.1 BB/9 in 19 1/3 regular season innings...
Free-agent closer Brad Lidge has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Washington Nationals.
Brad Lidge is staying in the NL East. He will be playing for the Washington Nationals. [https://twitter.com/washingnats/status/162566043397652480]
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