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Mike Adams went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 2012. The Phillies and Adams agreed to a two-year deal last night. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Mike Adams went 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 2012. The Phillies and Adams agreed to a two-year deal last night. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

After making trades for a centerfielder and third baseman, the Phillies still had several holes to fill. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported a few days ago that the relief pitcher they needed for the eighth inning before going after a corner outfielder, still a must this offseason, and possibly a veteran starting pitcher.

They have their set-up man.

Late last night, a Texas television station reported that relief pitcher Mike Adams had agreed to a three-year deal with the Phillies, citing family members as sources.

This morning, more details have come out on the report, but the premise held true. Adams and the Phillies had a deal.

The deal is two years and $12 million with a vesting option for a third year and pending a physical.

The 34-year-old Adams went 5-3 in 61 games in 2012 with a 3.27 ERA.

Adams is coming off an offseason surgery where he had a rib removed to treat Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. This ailment causes a numbing sensation in the fingers which clearly affected Adams last season. He has assured all teams interested in signing him that he will be ready for spring training.

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Kevin Durso is a writer for Phillies Network. In addition to his work on Phillies Network, you can find articles by him for Philliedelphia and The Loquitur. Also listen to him every Wednesday on 89.1 WYBF-FM in Radnor, PA from 2-4 p.m. on The Block Party, a music show hosted by Kevin featuring sports talk, as well as from 8-9 p.m. on Sports Source, featuring sports talk on all Philly sports. You can follow him on twitter @KDursoPhilsNet. Also check out Phillies Network's page on Facebook or @PhilliesNetwork on twitter for new posts and updates.

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