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Phillies to sign pitchers Adams, Lannan

The Phillies checked two items off their offseason to-do list Saturday morning, agreeing to terms with a pair of pitchers.

The Phils agreed to terms with reliever Mike Adams and starter John Lannan, both in the span of a few hours.

Adams is a 34-year-old righty, who has been one of the best setup men in all of baseball during his career.  He's posted an ERA of 2.28 during his time with the Padres and Rangers. 

He'll get a two-year, 12-million dollar deal, with a vesting option for a third year that would be worth 6.5-million. 

Adams will be slotted into the eighth inning role in the Phils' bullpen, setting up closer Jonathan Papelbon.

Lannan is a 28-year-old lefty who's spent his career thus far with the Washington Nationals. 

Phillies fans might best remember him as the man who broke Chase Utley's hand with a pitch back in the 2007 season. 

Lannan will get a one-year, 2.5-million dollar deal.  He'll slot in alongside Kyle Kendrick at the back end of the Phils' starting rotation.

The Phillies are also reportedly intensifying their pursuit of free agent outfielder Cody Ross.


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