Phillies Mike Adams: ‘Setup Man Is Like A Second Closer’
For the second day this week the Phillies welcomed one of their free agent additions.
On Tuesday it was Michael Young and today it was RP Mike Adams.
The Phillies finalized their contract with the former Rangers relief man, paying him $12 million over two-years.
Last season with the Rangers Adams recorded his highest ERA since 2006, posting a mark of 3.27 in 52.1 innings pitched.
"I plan on fulfilling my contract for three years and hopefully beyond that. If all goes the way I see it, by the end of my contract this is going to be a bargain," Adams told reporters.
Adams admitted that the Phillies weren't his only option.
"It was a tough choice between the two. From what I’ve heard from other players that have been in this organization, what they think about it, where I think it’s headed, that played a huge part into my decision. "
Adams looks to be the Phillies new setup man in front of All-Star closer Johnathan Papelbon this season.
Mike Adams Meets the Media: