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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 and a host of younger relievers failed to produce a stable 8th inning pitcher. The lack of a proven setup guy led to a number of late inning collapses.
Mike Adams in his 8 year career has pitched for the Milwaukee Brewers, the San Diego Padres and the Texas Rangers. He is a career 18-15 with 2.28 ERA. Over the past 5 seasons, he has posted a 1.98 ERA.
Adams has been on the Phillies radar in the past. The team tried to trade for the reliever a couple of times over the past couple of years, but was never able to get a deal done. Adams is 34 years old and coming off his least effective season in recent m...
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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...
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The Phillies have signed reliever Mike Adams to a two-year, $12 million contract, with a third-year vesting option at preusmably the same annual rate.
Adams underwent surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in October — a literal rib-removal procedure — but expects to be ready for opening day. He has had his fair share of health issues over the years but is still very much worth...
For the second offseason in a row, the Angels pulled off a stunner by signing the biggest free agent bat on the market, all without so much as a whisper indicating they were in on the negotiations. The team agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal with outfielder Josh Hamilton, who spent the last five seasons with the Texas Rangers.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels spoke to the media on Thursday...
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Rangers general manager Jon Daniels was talking before lunch Thursday about the team still wanting to re-sign Josh Hamilton.
Just more than an hour later, Daniels was telling the same group of reporters that the five-time All-Star slugger had agreed to a deal with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels.
It has been that kind of offseason for Texas.
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Antonio Bastardo (pictured, right) made his DR League season debut on Saturday, throwing a scoreless frame and allowing no baserunners for...
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 Philadelphia Phillies are intensifying their pursuit of
free agent outfielder Cody Ross, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Sources: #Phillies intensifying pursuit of Cody Ross. Other teams also being more aggressive. #Mariners among those that have shown interest
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2012
The Seattle Mariners are among the other...
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...
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Yu Darvish’s Improvement
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According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies have ramped up their attempts to sign free agent outfielder Cody Ross. This, after inking Mike Adams and John Lannan to free agent deals early on Saturday.
I’ve been a supporter of the Phillies signing Ross since at least June (on Phillies Nation TV) because he’s relatively cheap (we think) and it likely won’t take a contract...