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Phillies decline option on Mike Adams

The 36-year-old reliever hits free agency after $6 million club option is declined.


The Philadelphia Phillies have decided to decline their $6 million option on reliever Mike Adamsaccording to an announcement from the team. Adams had been with the Phillies since signing a $12 million deal after the 2012 season, but only appeared in 50 games for the team over two seasons.

Even though Adams' two seasons in Philadelphia were plagued by injuries, he should still have plenty of suitors this offseason. Adams' age (36 years old) and previous shoulder issues make a multi-year deal seem unlikely, but his track record when healthy will attract many teams who could be looking to add him on an incentive-laden one-year deal.

In 22 games in 2014, Adams posted a 2.89 ERA to go along with a 10.13 K/9 rate. During his 11-year major career, Adams has posted a 21-20 record and  2.41 ERA in 408 appearances for the Brewers (2004-2006), Padres (2008-2011), Rangers (2011-2012) and Phillies (2013-2014).