The Phillies made Danys Baez official Tuesday. The 32-year-old right-hander went 4-6 with a 4.02 ERA with Baltimore in 2009.
Beerleaguer: To compare, Matt Capps got one-year, $3.5M from Washington, Mike Gonzalez received two-years, $12M from Baltimore, LaTroy Hawkins will earn $7.5M over two years from Milwaukee, Brandon Lyon is set for three-years, $15M from Houston, J.J. Putz got a one-year, $3M deal from the White Sox and Fernando Rodney was inked for two-years, $11M by the Halos. By comparison, this seems like a reasonable deal for a healthy, stable arm. Baez figures to see time alongside Ryan Madson and J.C. Romero in a situational setup role. If Brad Lidge and Romero return to form, and with the addition of Baez in a seventh/eighth inning role, the Phils could be very strong in the later frames.