Per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Philadelphia Phillies and veteran starter Aaron Harang have agreed to a contract.
phillies have a deal with aaron harang, who had a nice year with braves in ’14
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 5, 2015
The team would later announce that it is a one-year, $5 million deal, with performance bonuses.
Harang, 36, is coming off of an impressive season with the Atlanta Braves, in which he posted a 3.57 ERA over 204 1/3 innings pitched. His 3.57 ERA was the best of his career, despite being in the major leagues since 2002.
At the age of 36, and coming off of a 200+ inning season, there’s no saying that Harang could repeat the season he had last year. But on a relatively cheap, one-year deal, it’s a low-risk contract for the Phillies, who have yet to embrace the fact that a rebuild is near.