Corpus Christi, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Top reliever MIke Adams and the Philadelphia Phillies have reached a 2-year, $12 million agreement with a vesting option for 2015.
The option states that if Adams makes 120 appearances in 2013-14, with 60 in 2014, the contract vests for $6.5 million. If he makes 65 appearances in 2014 it vests for $6 million. The Phillies also have a club option for $6 million, if Adams doesn’t hit those marks.
The deal is pending a physical. The 34-year-old right-hander is recovering from surgery to correct Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
Adams leads all set-up men in baseball in holds over the last three seasons with 97. And his 2.06 ERA in that period is second to Atlanta’s Eric O’Flaherty, among relievers who worked at least 175 innings.
He chose the Phillies over the Rangers, Nationals, Brewers, White Sox, Angels and Cubs.