By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
January 5 2015, 2:15 PM EST.
Seeking depth for their starting rotation, the Phillies on Monday signed veteran righthander Aaron Harang to a one-year, $5 million deal. The contract includes performance and award bonuses.
Harang, 36, has pitched for seven clubs over 13 big league seasons. He spent last year with Atlanta, finishing 12-12 with a 3.57 ERA over 33 starts.
“Aaron brings a wealth of experience and durability to our rotation,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement released by the club. “He had a very solid season for the Braves last year and will complement the left-handers in our rotation nicely.”
Harang tossed 204 1/3 innings last season, marking the fourth time in his career he surpassed the 200 inning plateau. He'll likely fill the third spot in the rotation behind Hamels and Lee.
With Harang on board, the Phillies still have one spot open on their 40-man roster.
If the season were to begin today, Jerome Williams, David Buchanan and Harang would likely round out the Phillies rotation behind Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee.
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