Phils reaching agreement with reliever Adams
Deal is for three years and $18 million, per KRIS-TV
By Todd Zolecki / 12/15/12 12:17 AM ET
PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies seem to have found their setup man.
KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas, reported late Friday night that Philadelphia had agreed to terms with right-hander Mike Adams for three years and $18 million. The station cited an Adams family member as its source.
The Phillies could not be reached for comment.
Adams, who grew up near Corpus Christi in Sinton, went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 61 appearances last season with the Rangers. In eight seasons with the Brewers, Padres and Rangers, he is 18-15 with a 2.28 ERA in 358 appearances. He has a 1.98 ERA over the past five seasons, the third lowest of any reliever in baseball with at least 153 innings pitched.
Adams underwent surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome, in which a rib bone presses against a nerve, causing pain and numbness in the arm. MLB.com reported in October that Adams is expected to be ready for Spring Training, although that remains to be seen.