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Fernando Rodney signs for the Seattle Mariners

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Fernando Rodney has signed for the Seattle Mariners on a two-year deal from the Tampa Bay Rays. 

The contract is said to be worth 14 million dollars a year for the relieving pitcher, and it could well go up to $15million if he meets the incentives of his deal during the next two MLB seasons. 

Jonah Keri of Grantland (via Twitter), reported the news late Thursday, and it seems the 36-year-old will be on his way imminently. 

Rodney is a client of MVP Sports Group, and he established himself as one of the game's most effective relievers during a 2012 career comeback in Tampa Bay.

He managed 48 saves for the Rays, Rodney threw 74 2/3 innings of 0.60 ERA ball that year, striking out 9.2 per nine while walking just 1.8 per nine.

Though he was less of a dominant pitcher last year, Rodney still upped his strikeouts to a career-best 11.1 K/9, while surrendering 4.9 BB/9, which was a stat close to that of the year before in his best season. 

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