The Philadelphia Phillies have found their setup guy as they have signed Mike Adams to a two-year, $12mm deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The deal also includes a vesting option for a third year at $6.5mm. The option will vest if Adams appears in 60 games in ‘13 and ‘14, or if he appears in 65 in ‘14 alone.
Adams underwent surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by a rib pushing down on a nerve and causing numbness. His surgery though did not slow teams from showing interest as he should be ready for Spring Training.
Adams has been an elite reliever for the past few years, but had a down year as he posted a 3.27 ERA in 52.1 innings, his highest since his rookie season in 2004. Adams also posted a 7.7 K/9 also his lowest since 2004.
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