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Baez, Phillies reach two-year agreement

Updated: January 5, 2010, 6:57 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Looking to shore up the back of their bullpen, the Philadelphia Phillies finalized a $5.25 million, two-year contract with reliever Danys Baez on Tuesday.

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.

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 ...

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