MLB Free Agency: Phillies Sign Pitchers John Lannan, Mike Adams

Lannan has been a long-time foe of the Phillies (via Getty Images).

The Philadelphia Phillies have just signed a pair of pitchers Saturday, adding reliever Mike Adams to be their setup man while signing southpaw starter John Lannan to replace the recently traded Vance Worley. Both deals are pending physicals, but should go through by Saturday night.

Adams, a former reliever for the Rangers, Padres, and Brewers, is reported to have gotten a two-year, $12 million deal. In 2010 he had the best season of his career with San Diego, appearing 70 times for 38 holds and compiling a 1.78 ERA. Last season with Texas he went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA and 27 holds.

He missed the last week of the season due to a bone pinching up against a nerve, but has undergone physical rehab over the winter.

Lannan, a former Washington National, 38-51 in his first four seasons as a major leaguer, spent most of 2012 at Triple-A last season. He has been rocked by the Phillies a couple times in his career, but after being called up last September, went 4-1 with a 4.13 ERA for Washington.

His deal is reported to be worth $2.5 million for one year.

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Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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