Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies and pitcher Mike
Adams finalized a two-year, $12 million contract on Thursday.
The deal includes a vesting/club option for 2015.
Adams was 5-3 with a 3.27 earned run average in 61 appearances for the Texas
Rangers last season. He underwent surgery in October to correct thoracic
outlet syndrome, which is caused by a rib pushing down on a nerve and results
in a numbing sensation.
The 34-year-old right-hander will set up for closer Jonathan Papelbon, giving
the club a formidable late-inning combination.
Since 2008, Adams has posted a 1.98 ERA while tossing 295 innings for San
Diego and Texas.
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