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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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