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Phillies Reach Agreement with Mike Adams, John Lannan

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Admas expected to add stability to the  back of the Phillies bullpen

The Philadelphia Phillies have reached and agreement with free-agent reliever Mike Adams on two-year deal worth $12 million. The deal is pending a physical.

Adams had a 3.27 ERA in 61 appearances for the Rangers in 2012, and will serve as a set-up man for closer Jonathan Papelbon.

Only Craig Kimbrel, Eric O’Flaherty, Sergio Romo and Mariano Rivera have lower ERAs among relief pitchers since 2010.

Last year the Phillies lost 12 games, when holding a lead entering the eighth-inning, and Adams should immediately provide  improvement  in the late innings for Philadelphia.

Admas underwent surgery in October to remove a rib that caused Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a numbing sensation in his fingers.

He is expected to be ready by spring training.

Adams join the bullpen that includes, Antonio Bastardo, Phillippe Aumont, Jeremy Horst, Justin De Fratus, Mike Stutes, Jake Diekman, Raul Valdes and B.J. Rosenberg, and Papelbon.

The Phillies continue addressing specific needs of the team.

Earlier this month the Phillies sent right handed started Vance Worley and pitching prospectTrevor May to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for speedy, young outfielder Ben Revere.

The team also sent pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor-league pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers for Michael Young

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Phillies NewsThe team signed John Lannan to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with another $2.5 million in bonus incentives and provides Philadelphia a  left-hander for the rotation.

Lannan was non-tendered by the Washington Nationals last month.

The 28-year-old has a career ERA of 4.01 and joins a rotation that includes  Roy HalladayCole HamelsCliff Lee and Kyle Kendrick.

Lannan will replace the void left in the rotation after trading Worley.


Don is a lifelong baseball fan and loves to look inside the game for stories not everyone sees. He served as a Tampa Bay Rays correspondent for ESPN Fantasy Baseball. His style has been described as direct , and he wont likely change.