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Phillies sign Andrew Bailey, Edward Mujica to minor-league deals

The veteran relievers will compete for spots in the Phillies' bullpen during spring training.

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The Phillies have signed relievers Andrew Bailey and Edward Mujica to minor-league contracts, according to a team announcement. Financial details of the deals are not yet known.

Bailey and Mujica join David Hernandez and Ernesto Frieri as veterans added to the Phillies' bullpen mix this winter. Philadelphia has decided to significantly revamp its bullpen by trading closer Ken Giles and signing multiple veterans who could become trade bait at the non-waiver trade deadline in July.

Bailey, a New Jersey native, heads to Philadelphia after appearing in only ten games with the Yankees over the last two seasons. The 31-year old has dealt with arm injuries over the past few seasons, but is considered a low-risk, high-potential relief option after winning the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2009 and being named to two consecutive All-Star teams while serving as the Athletics' closer.

Bailey has spent parts of six seasons in the majors with the Athletics (2009-11), Red Sox (2012-13) and Yankees (2015), and is the owner of a lifetime 2.74 ERA while saving 89 games in 216 appearances.

Mujica, also 31, struggled to a combined 4.75 ERA in 49 appearances with the Red Sox and Athletics last season. He has appeared in the majors with six different clubs and owns a lifetime 24-28 record and 3.85 ERA while saving 50 games. Mujica was named to the NL All-Star team in 2013 as a member of the Cardinals.