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Phillies sign Mike Adams for 2 years/$12 million plus 3rd year option
by Scott Butler 12/15/12

As I suggested earlier in the offseason, the Phillies found the best bullpen option on the market and signed Mike Adams. The deal is reportedly for 2 years and $12 million plus a vesting third year option.

Especially after losing Josh Lindblom in the Michael Young trade, the Phillies desperately need to fill the eighth inning void and they accomplished that with landing Mike Adams. The 34-year-old righty has a career 2.28 ERA in eight seasons and his 1.98 ERA over the past five seasons is third lowest of all relievers with at least 153 innings pitched.

Last season was a down year for Adams and his worst full season since his rookie season in 2004. He went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 61 appearances last season with the Rangers. Health is also a question mark. Adams had surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome, which causes pain and numbness in the arm. He should be ready by Spring Training, but we will have to wait and see if that actually happens.

Adams is yet another great move by Ruben Amaro during the offseason.

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