WINTER HAVEN, Fla., March 13 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Twins have added 38-year-old southpaw Kenny Rogers to their rotation.
MLB.com, the official Web site of Major League Baseball, reported Rogers got a one-year contract worth $2 million. The deal has $500,000 in performance incentives.
"We have a good opportunity here to do some great things with this baseball team," said Minnesota Manager Ron Gardenhire, whose team won the American League Central last season. "You take every advantage you can when you have a good shot. Our ball club is hungry. They want to win. We want to get back where we were last year, back in the playoffs. This is a great move by our organization. He's a great pitcher. He knows how to pitch and how to win."
Rogers is a 14-year veteran with playoff experience who became a free agent in the offseason after turning down a two-year offer to return to the Texas Rangers. He was 13-8 with a 3.84 ERA last season, and owns a 145-106 career record with a 4.20 ERA with two tours in Texas, plus stops with the New York Yankees, New York Mets, and Oakland.
He still has to pass a team physical.