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Phillies announce Lannan signing

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Free-agent John Lannan officially signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal includes another $2.5M in bonuses, according to

"Clearly we have a familiarity with John and his past performance and success in this division helps us add depth to our rotation," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement.

The Nationals non-tendered Lannan, 28, last month. He was projected to earn about $5 million in his third year of arbitration eligibility. He pitched most of last season at Triple-A, and posted a 4.30 ERA in 148 2/3 innings. He made six starts for the Nationals, spanning 32 2/3 innings.

Lannan has logged at least 180 innings in each of his previous five seasons. Phillies fans might remember him as the pitcher who hit Chase Utley with a pitch in 2007, breaking Utley's finger.

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