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Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2010

MLB: Baez, Phillies finalize $5.25 million, 2-year deal


Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA Free agent reliever Danys Baez and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized a $5.25 million, two-year contract.

A 32-year-old right-hander, Baez was 4-6 with a 4.02 ERA in 59 games with Baltimore last year, holding batters to a .222 average.

He has 114 saves in seven major league seasons. He missed 2008 following 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.