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Mike Adams, Phillies complete deal

Updated: December 20, 2012, 7:01 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Mike Adams chose setting up for Jonathan Papelbon over a chance to make more money as a closer somewhere else.

Adams finalized a $12 million, two-year contract with Philadelphia on Thursday, giving the Phillies a premier eighth-inning reliever. The 34-year-old right-hander was 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA last season for the Texas Rangers.

"I felt this is a very good opportunity for myself," Adams said. "I had an opportunity to go a couple places and close and the opportunity ...

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