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Phillies sign Aaron Harang to 1-year, $5 million contract

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The veteran will join the Phillies' rotation after a solid season with the Braves.

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The Phillies announced that they have signed right-hander Aaron Harang to a one-year, $5 million contract that includes performance and award bonuses. The deal was first reported as complete by CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

Harang, 36, had a surprisingly good year with the Braves last season, posting a 12-12 record and 3.57 ERA after signing a minor-league deal with Atlanta at the end of spring training. He drew interest from both the Braves and Rockies this winter, but will end up providing plenty of innings for a Phillies rotation that is slated to include Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, David Buchanan and Jerome Williams.

For his career, Harang is the owner of a lifetime 122-128 record and 4.21 ERA in thirteen seasons with the Athletics (2002-2003), Reds (2003-2010), Padres (2011), Dodgers (2012), Mariners (2013), Mets (2013) and Braves (2014). He finished fourth in voting for the NL Cy Young award in 2007, when he posted a 16-11 record and 3.76 ERA in 36 games (35 starts) for Cincinnati.