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By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Phillies reliever Brad Lidge, is now former Phillies reliever Brad Lidge. According to CBS Sports, Lidge has signed a one-year contract with the Washington Nationals. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Brad Lidge’s best season had a storybook ending in 2008. Lidge’s perfect season, in which he didn’t blow a save as the team’s closer, ended with a Philadelphia Phillies World Series championship, their first since 1980.
Two mediocre, injury seasons followed, and Lidge eventually surrendered his closer’s role to Ryan Madson.
Phillies fans won’t remember those two seasons, however. When they think Brad Lidge, they’ll think of him recording the final out in the 2008 World Series, on his knees in front of the mound, with his arms in the air.
Lidge joins former Phillie Jayson Werth in Washington DC. Werth was also an integral part of the Phillies 2008 World Series team.