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Twins sign new closer Fernando Rodney for 2018

The Dominican reestablished himself as a premiere closer last year with the Diamondbacks

Fernando Rodney.

Fernando Rodney. | AP

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.

The deal informed Mish is guaranteed for $4.5 million dollars and has several incentives that could raise the value up to $6 million.

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.

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