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Archive: December, 2012

New Phillies reliever Adams says 2012 was a struggle

Thursday, December 20, 2012, 1:00 PM
The Phillies officially announced the signing of free-agent reliever Mike Adams to a two-year, $12 million deal Thursday. The contract also includes a vesting option for 2015, which is a lot of money for a guy who admits last season was a physical struggle. Adams, 34, is expected to take the role... Read more

Lannan recalls big-league debut against Phillies

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 3:30 PM
The Phillies hit John Lannan in his major-league debut with the Washington Nationals and he hit them, too. Lannan surrendered five runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings in a July 26, 2007 game at Citizens Bank Park. His debut ended in the bottom of the fifth with one out after he hit Chase Utley and Ryan... Read more

Biddle's climb is special

Monday, December 17, 2012, 3:27 PM
The Baseball America list of top 10 Phillies prospects was released Monday and, for the first time, Jesse Biddle tops the magazine's rankings. It would be difficult to find someone who disagreed with that selection. A year ago at this time, he ranked second behind Trevor May. Even if May had not been... Read more

What is left to spend?

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:45 AM
After a busy Saturday, the Phillies have filled two holes, a setup man (Mike Adams) and fifth starter (John Lannan). The biggest need, a corner outfielder, remains. The top available players are Nick Swisher and Cody Ross. Both are reportedly seeking at least three-year contracts, with Swisher probably... Read more

Reports: Phillies sign John Lannan

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 11:01 AM
The Phillies filled two holes Saturday, first with the addition of setup man Mike Adams, and then John Lannan as the fifth starter. Lannan agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal as reported by and The 28-year-old is the favorite to slide into the rotation spot vacated... Read more

Source: Phillies found setup man in Mike Adams

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:03 AM
On the 42d day of an uncharacteristically quiet Phillies offseason, the team finally spent money in the form of a two-year agreement with reliever Mike Adams, a source confirmed. Adams, one of the game's dominant setup men, will sign a two-year, $12 million deal, pending a physical. The deal reportedly... Read more

Phillies claim lefty Robles off waivers

Friday, December 14, 2012, 3:31 PM
The Phillies claimed hard-throwing lefty Mauricio Robles off waivers Friday from the Seattle Mariners. Robles, 23, lacked command as he ascended Seattle's system. He posted a 5.78 ERA across double A and triple A in 2012 while walking 63 in 71 2/3 innings primarily as a reliever. Before 2012, Robles... Read more

Report: Phillies offered Ichiro $14 million

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 12:15 PM
Ichiro Suzuki was rejuvenated by a mid-season trade to New York, and he will remain a Yankee with an agreement forthcoming, believed to be for one year. But, according to a report by's Buster Olney, Ichiro may turn down more money and a longer guarantee from the Phillies. Olney reported the... Read more

Video: Ben Revere arrives in Philly

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:33 PM
Video: The Phillies introduced their new centerfielder, Ben Revere, to the media. The Inquirer's Matt Gelb reports from Citizens Bank Park. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Phillies invite nine to spring training

Thursday, December 13, 2012, 5:06 PM
The Phillies formally invited nine players, most of whom will form triple-A Lehigh Valley's roster, to spring training on Thursday. Most notable is catcher Humberto Quintero, who is the favorite to serve as the team's backup catcher during the first month of the season while Carlos Ruiz serves his... Read more
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