The reliever market continues to get the most action this off-season, as now another closer has found a new team. According to Craig Mish of SiriusXM and Jesse Sánchez of MLB.com, the right-hander Fernando Rodney has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins.
Done deal : RP Fernando Rodney signs with Minnesota Twins. Pending physical.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) 14 de diciembre de 2017
The deal informed Mish is guaranteed for $4.5 million dollars and has several incentives that could raise the value up to $6 million.
Specifics : Rodney deal is 1 yr 4.5 MIL + 1.5 incentives, likely ends up 6.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) 14 de diciembre de 2017
The deal is only pending a physical for it to be official.
Rodney totaled 39 saves in 2017 with a 4.23 ERA on 55.1 innings pitched with the Diamondbacks.
The 40-year-old has been one of the best closers since 2009 and sits at exactly 300 saves in his career.
Rodney in his 15-year-career in the Big Leagues has pitched for the Tigers, Angels, Rays, Mariners, Cubs, Padres, Marlins, Diamondbacks and now Twins.