Although Brad Lidge has closed for the vast majority of his major league career, he'll step into a setup role with the Washington Nationals in 2012. The Nats are hoping the 35-year-old veteran can help provide leadership to a promising young bullpen.
January 30, 2012
Charlie Manuel admitted that he wanted to "stay away from" Brad Lidge in Monday night's win over Colorado. It turns out that Lidge was again battling stiffness in his elbow and was unavailable. There are some closer options potential available to the Phillies should Lidge break down and one of them could be Jose Contreras.
May 11, 2010
In a perfect world, the Phillies would be able to have Joe Blanton start a game and then hand it off to Brad Lidge. Their perfect world was in Reading Friday night when Blanton and Lidge continued their rehab assignments with Double-A Reading.
April 23, 2010