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Minnesota Twins: Closer Fernando Rodney reportedly agrees to deal

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The Sports Xchange
Free agent closer Fernando Rodney raises his arms in celebration as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks after getting the last out in the National League Wildcard Game against the Colorado Rockies in October. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI
Free agent closer Fernando Rodney raises his arms in celebration as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks after getting the last out in the National League Wildcard Game against the Colorado Rockies in October. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI | License Photo

The Minnesota Twins and closer Fernando Rodney agreed to a one-year contract, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

SiriuxXM reported that the deal is worth $4.5 million, with incentives that could raise its value to $6 million.

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Rodney, who recorded a 5-4 mark with a 4.23 ERA, converted 39 of 45 save opportunities last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The three-time All-Star tossed 10 2/3 hitless innings while striking out 16 from May 26-July 2.

The 40-year-old Rodney has 300 career saves and a 44-63 mark with 3.73 ERA in 14 major league seasons with eight teams. He led the American League in saves in 2014 when he had 48 for the Seattle Mariners.

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