The Phillies are thinking about pitching this morning, it appears. Just minutes after their signing of reliever Mike Adams, they ink John Lannan to help out the rotation. Ruben Amaro's to-dot list just got a little shorter.
The Phillies are moving to finalize their pitching staff this morning. They signed setup man Mike Adams to a two year deal worth $12M to sure up their shaky bullpen to start the day off. Now they have signed John Lannan to a one year deal worth $2.5M as they look to replace Vance Worley in the rotation, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly. Worley was traded to the Twins as a part of the deal that netted the Phillies center fielder Ben Revere, leaving the
Lannan was the odd man out in the National’s rotation last season, starting just six games for the NL East Champions and spending the majority of the season in
The Phillies have been seeking a low risk starters to follow the excellent core of Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, and Roy Halladay in the rotation and the durable Lannan would seem to fit the bill. Between
The Phillies could still pursue another starter this off-season, but with Kyle Kendrick in house and this deal for Lannan, the Phillies may turn their attention to other issues.