PHILS CLOSE DEAL WITH KIMBREL, WHO LIKELY WON’T CLOSE!

By Sam Bush

The Phillies signed RHP Craig Kimbrel to a one-year, $10 million contract.

The deal was agreed to just before Christmas and then finalized on Wednesday once Kimbrel passed his physical in Philly.

The 34-year-old right-hander has 394 career saves, which is the most among all active pitchers and seventh on the all-time MLB leaderboard.

But he figures to start out in more of a setup role for the reigning National League champions after posting a relatively mediocre 3.75 ERA in 60 innings of work last season with the Dodgers.

Seranthony Dominguez and José Alvarado seem like better options at closer.

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