|Rudy Seanez agrees to deal with Philadelphia Phillies|
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|Tuesday, 01 April 2008 10:33|
A person with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed that Seanez will be in uniform for Wednesday night's game against Washington. That person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement hadn't been made.
Seanez was released by the Dodgers last week after spending parts of three seasons with Los Angeles. He signed a $550,000 one-year contract shortly before the start of spring training, and could have earned as much as $1.3 million in salary and bonuses had he stayed with the Dodgers. Instead, he got $135,246 in termination pay.
Seanez adds depth to a bullpen that allowed seven runs in four innings in Monday's 11-6 loss to Washington. Tom Gordon, filling in as the closer while Brad Lidge is on the disabled list, gave up five runs while retiring just one batter after entering a tie game.
The 39-year-old Seanez was 6-3 with a 3.79 ERA and one save in a career-high 73 games for the Dodgers last season. Seanez first pitched for the Dodgers in 1994-95. He has also played for Cleveland, San Diego, Atlanta, Texas, Boston, Kansas City and Florida.
Overall, Seanez is 36-26 with a 4.15 ERA and 12 saves in 502 appearances - all as a reliever - over 16 seasons. Seanez had his best season with the Padres in 2005. He was 7-1 with a 2.69 ERA in 57 games.
The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported the agreement on its Web site.