Found January 26, 2012 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge,'s Bill Ladson tweets. Jim Salisbury of 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 for the Phillies before pitching two scoreless frames in the Division Series. The ten-year veteran owns a career ERA of 3.44 with 12.0 K/9, 4.2 BB/9 and a 40.7% ground ball rate. Lidge, who earned $12MM in 2011, did not receive an offer of arbitration from Philadelphia after the season. Jon Heyman of hears that the Phillies made Lidge a lowball offer (Twitter link).

Brad Lidge – Forever a Phillie

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The Washington Nationals have signed RHP Brad Lidge for the 2012 season, according to Bill Ladson of  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...

Nationals Add Brad Lidge To A Strong Bullpen

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...

Nationals Sign Big-Name Reliever

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.

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Brad Lidge is staying in the NL East. He will be playing for the Washington Nationals. []

Lidge, Nationals agree to one-year deal

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MLBTR: Nationals to sign Brad Lidge

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