Phillies sign Chad Qualls

Updated: January 31, 2012, 12:41 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Philadelphia Phillies appear to have found a bullpen replacement for Brad Lidge, signing right-hander Chad Qualls to a one-year, $1.15 million contract Tuesday.

Qualls' contract also includes performance and award bonuses, the team announced. He will wear No. 50 for the Phillies this season and give manager Charlie Manuel another setup option in front of closer Jonathan Papelbon.

The 33-year-old Qualls made a team-high 77 appearances for the San Diego Padres in 2011, posting a ...

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