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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Fernando Rodney joins Mariners news services

PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Seattle Mariners have signed right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney to a $14 million, two-year contract.

The deal includes an additional $500,000 per year in incentives based on games finished, a source told's Jerry Crasnick.

Fernando Rodney
Fernando Rodney passed his physical and officially joined the Mariners on Thursday.

Rodney reported to spring training on Wednesday and passed his physical, clearing the way for the Mariners to make his signing official. He took part in Thursday's first workout for pitchers and catchers.

Rodney, 36, was 5-4 with 37 saves and a 3.38 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013. He ranked second in the American League in saves and ERA over the past two seasons, with a combined 85 saves and a 1.91 ERA.

He made the AL All-Star team and finished fifth in Cy Young Award balloting in 2012.

Rodney steps in at closer for a Seattle team that used Tom Wilhelmsen and Danny Farquhar in the role in 2013.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.