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Phillies agree to one-year deal with Lannan

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The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent left-handed pitcher John Lannan, ESPN.com reported Saturday.

Lannan is guaranteed $2.5 million and could earn up to another $2.5 million in incentives, according to CBSSports.com.

Lannan, 28, became a free agent after the Washington Nationals decided not to tender him a contract offer.

He spent much of the year in Class AAA Syracuse.

In six starts with the Nationals, Lannan went 4-1 with a 4.13 ERA. He took Stephen Strasburg's spot in the rotation after the team shut him down late in the season.

For his six-year career, Lannan is 42-52 with a 4.01 ERA. That includes a 3-13 record against the Phillies in 19 career starts. However, he is 39-39 with a 3.80 ERA against all other teams, including 17-15 with a 3.76 ERA against the rest of the NL East.

Lannan likely will be the Phillies No. 5 starter, replacing recently-dealt Vance Worley.
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