Ex-Oriole Baez receives two-year deal with Phillies

January 06, 2010|By Sports Digest

Free agent reliever Danys Baez and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized a two-year, $5.25 million contract. A 32-year-old right-hander, Baez was 4-6 with a 4.02 ERA in 59 games with the Orioles last year, holding batters to a .222 average. He has 114 saves in seven major league seasons. He missed 2008 after elbow ligament replacement surgery. Baez could be used as a setup man along with Ryan Madson and J.C. Romero, and he's a potential option as a closer if Brad Lidge struggles again.

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