Fernando Rodney, Mariners agree

Updated: February 6, 2014, 8:59 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

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Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesFernando Rodney has reached agreement on a two-year, $14 million contract with the Mariners, according to a baseball source.

Free agent closer Fernando Rodney has reached agreement on a two-year, $14 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, according to a baseball source.

The deal includes an additional $500,000 per year in incentives based on games finished, the source said. The deal is pending completion of a physical exam.

Rodney, 36, has 172 career saves over 11 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays. He made the AL All-Star team and finished fifth in Cy Young Award balloting in 2012, and recorded a combined 85 saves for the Rays in the past two seasons.

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

Grantland's Jonah Keri was first to report the agreement.

Jerry Crasnick | email

ESPN.com MLB Sr. Writer



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