Philadelphia Phillies Sign John Lannan, Mike Adams [Report]
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement with free-agent pitcher John Lannan for a one-year contract worth $2.5 million pending a physical, according to a report from CBS Sports. An additional $2.5 million is being offered in incentives.
Lannan, 28, recently became a free agent after the Washington Nationals opted to not tender the left-handed starting pitcher a contract.
That’s not the only player that the Philadelphia Phillies snatched up today, according to a report from ESPN. Citing sources inside the industry, the Phillies have reportedly agreed to a two-year, $12-million deal for reliever Mike Adams, who recently departed from the Texas Rangers.
“Adams, who is represented by Seth and Sam Levinson of Aces Inc., chose the Phillies over a group of teams that included the Nationals, Rangers, Brewers, White Sox, Angels and Cubs.”
Adams, 34, performed very well with the Texas Rangers as their relief pitcher, and reports indicate that he will be keeping that position when he transitions over to the Phillies. Lannan, on the other hand, is an unknown at this point.
Lannan is currently the top contender for the fifth starter position, which was recently left vacant when Vance Worley was traded off to the Minnesota Twins for outfielder Ben Revere.
Most of Lannan’s last season with the Nationals was spent in Triple-A, but he did get six starts towards the end of the season, ending 4-1 with a 4.13 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP.
Adams is currently recovering from surgery, but is expected to be ready to go by the time spring training comes around.