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Dodgers sign veteran reliever Adams

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers added veteran right-hander Mike Adams to their list of non-roster invitees on Sunday.

Adams, 36, was 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 22 games for Philadelphia last year.

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers added veteran right-hander Mike Adams to their list of non-roster invitees on Sunday.

Adams, 36, was 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 22 games for Philadelphia last year.

He has battled shoulder problems since 2009 and had three knee operations before that. But he also spent four years with the Padres when he was one of the most effective and durable middle relievers in the game.

"We just look at it as high-upside," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "When this guy has been healthy, he's really, really good. We'll get a chance to take a look at him at camp, see what he looks like and go from there."

Adams joins a group of non-roster relievers that includes David Aardsma, Sergio Santos and David Huff. Also competing for jobs are new signees Chad Gaudin and Dustin McGowan.

Adams said he worked out with his younger brother Jason, a trainer, during the offseason to clean up his mechanics and "as of right now," his health is good.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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