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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 a nerve and causing numbness.
The injury was believed to be responsible for Adams' struggles in September with the Texas Rangers. He has been an elite setup man the past five seasons, posting a 1.98 ERA in 295 innings for San Diego and Texas.
With the Phillies, Adams will set up for closer Jonathan Papelbon, giving the team a potentially dominant late-inning combination.
Adams is the Phillies' third major acquisition of the off-season, joining his former Rangers teammate, third baseman Michael Young, and center fielder Ben Revere, whom the team acquired in a trade from Minnesota.
The Phillies continues to look for a corner outfielder, with free agent Cody Ross and the Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano among the reported possibilities.
Adams is represented by ACES, the agency headed by Seth and Sam Levinson. The deal first was reported by KRISTV.com in Adams' hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas.
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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.
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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...
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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
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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...
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached a two-year, $12
million agreement with free agent right-handed reliever Mike Adams, as reported
by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: Adams in agreement with #Phillies on two-year, $12M deal with vesting option. Pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2012
Adams new contract with the Phillies includes...
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