MLB Trade Rumors and News: Eduardo Rodriguez signs with Detroit

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  • The Tigers have announced a five-year contract with free agent left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez, reports Cody Stavenhagen of the Athletic of the Athletic. The 28-year old had a 4.16 ERA for the Red Sox last season, on top of a 3.32 FIP. That’s a far cry from his 2019 season, when he finished in sixth place in Cy Young voting and hurled a 3.81 ERA and 3.86 FIP over 203.1 innings. Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that the deal is between $77M and $80M:

With his former (and very first) pitching coach Juan Nieves among the ranks in Detroit, we could just see the return of Rodriguez from 2019.