Phillies Sign Chad Qualls To One-Year Deal
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Chad Qualls to a one-year, $1.15 million deal, according to a tweet from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.
#Phillies announce they've signed Chad Qualls to a one-year, $1.15M deal. Nice late pickup.—
Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 31, 2012
Qualls, 32, spent last season with the San Diego Padres, where he received a one-year $2.55 million deal. He threw 74 innings out of the bullpen, posting a 3.51 ERA . Over his eight year career, Qualls has a 3.78 record in 537 appearances.
Qualls,33, will look to fill a void in a bullpen that has lost Brad Lidge and Ryan Madson this offseason.