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Report: The Mariners sign Fernando Rodney to two-year deal

Fernando Rodney

Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney celebrates after the Rays defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-2 in a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


Jonah Keri of Grantland reports that the Mariners have agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with Fernando Rodney. The deal has incentives in it which could take it up to $15 million.

Rodney was dominant for the Rays in 2012 and saved 37 games for them in 2013 while striking out 82 batters in 66 2/3 innings. He is likely to be the M’s closer, pushing Danny Farquhar into a setup role.

All in all? Not a ton of money for a guy who should still be pretty darn effective in late innings. He could have helped a lot of teams, including the Yankees and the Orioles. But now he’s heading for Seattle.