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The exodus of players out of Texas continues. Mike Adams has signed a two-year deal worth $12 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. The deal will be finalized following a physical.
Adams has been one of baseballs best relief pitchers. Over the last five seasons Adams has a 1.98 ERA while serving primarily as a setup man. He will continue that role in Philadelphia ahead of Jonathan Papelbon.
The Rangers have lost Josh Hamilton, Mike Napoli and Adams this winter. Michael Young was traded by the team to the Phillies a week ago. Ryan Dempster, who was picked up in a trade last year, signed with Boston.
Philadelphia also signed pitcher John Lannan, formerly of the Washington Nationals. The contract with Lannan is for one season and is worth $2.5 million. Lannan spent the majority of 2012 at Triple-A but did make six starts late in the season going 4-1 with a 4.13 ERA.
Lannan will compete for the fifth rotation spot in Philadelphia which was to be filled by Vance Worley. Worely was traded to Minnesota for outfielder Ben Revere.
The 28-year-old Lannan has a career 42-52 record to go with a 4.01 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have found their setup man, reaching agreement with free-agent right-hander Mike Adams on a two-year, $12 million contract, according to a major-league source.
The deal, which includes a vesting option, is pending a physical, the source said.
Adams, 34, underwent surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by a rib pushing down on...
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...
Free agent relief pitcher Mike Adams agreed to a two-year, $12-million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, ESPN.com reported Saturday. The deal is pending a physical exam. An option for a third year becomes guaranteed if Adams makes at least 120 appearances, including 60 or more in 2014, in the first two years. Adams went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 61 appearances for the Texas...
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent left-handed pitcher John Lannan, ESPN.com reported Saturday. Lannan is guaranteed $2.5 million and could earn up to another $2.5 million in incentives, according to CBSSports.com. Lannan, 28, became a free agent after the Washington Nationals decided not to tender him a contract offer. He spent much of the...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed reliever Mike Adams, according to multiple reports.
According to multiple reports the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms on a 3 year/$18 million deal with reliever Mike Adams.
Adams has served primarily as an 8th inning setup man during his career, something the Phillies did not have last year. Experiments with Chad Qualls, Antonio Bastardo...
Finally, Ruben Amaro did something good this offseason in signing Mike Adams to a 3 year $18M contract. The 34 year old right handed reliever has a career 2.28 ERA/1.06 WHIP over 363.2 IP in 8 MLB seasons with the Brewers, Padres, and Rangers. He's been exceptionally awesome since 2008 with a sparkling 1.98 ERA.This move now allows all the youngsters in the Phillies bullpen...
John Lannan signs one-year deal with the Phillies.
Farewell, John Lannan. Thanks for the memories.
Hope the Phillies fans finally forgive you now for that time you broke Chase Utley's hand in your big league debut in '07. Nah, they'll probably still boo ya.
The reaction from Phillies fans commenting on the Philly.com Lannan signing story are worth your time...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-handed starting
pitcher John Lannan to a one-year contract with a base salary of $2.5 million,
as reported by Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia.
Sources: Phillies have agreement with LHP John Lannan, pending a physical. Busy weekend for Phils, who also have agreement w RHP Mike Adams
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) December 15...
The Phillies, fresh off of signing Mike Adams, have now signed pitcher John Lannan to a one-year $2.5mm deal Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports. The deal also includes an additional $2.5mm in performance bonuses bringing his total for the one-year deal up to $5mm.
Lannan became a free agent after being non tendered by the Nationals. He spent most of the season at Triple-A as...
The Phillies have added their fifth starter. According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, the Phillies have agreed to terms with RHP John Lannan. Lannan spent most of the 2012 season in the minors. Lannan is best known by Phillies fans for throwing the pitch that knocked Chase Utley out...
As you all know by now, John Lannan was inked to a 1 year deal worth $2.5M with another $2.5M available via incentives. The lefty is best known for beaning Phillies (11 of his 30 hit by pitches have been Phillies players) and breaking Utley's hand, but the lefy has been a solid back-of-the-rotation starter since 2008. He's been with the Nationals his entire career, racking...
Cross two more items - a fifth starter and a set-up man - off Ruben Amaro Jr's to-do list. Both chores were completed Saturday morning when the Phillies signed reliever Mike Adams and starter John Lannan as free agents.
While the Mets try to upend their rotation and trade R.A. Dickey for prospects, the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on a one-year deal with starting pitcher John Lannan and a two year deal with reliever Mike Adams.
Lannan’s deal is for a reported $2.5 million in guaranteed money with another $2.5 million in achievable bonuses according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The agreement...
The Philadelphia Phillies have been pretty busy after their offseason got off to a slow start. Trades brought a centerfielder and a third baseman. Two weekend signings shored up the 8th inning in the bullpen with Mike Adams and added a veteran arm to the back end of the starting rotation with John Lannan. One hole remains unfilled.
The Phillies will probably sign a corner outfielder...