Former All-Star reliever Francisco Rodriguez has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and can report back to main league spring coaching, in response to a number of studies.
The deal, which was first reported by FanRag Sports activities on Saturday, will embody a $2.5 million base wage if Rodriguez is added to the 40-man roster and an opportunity to make $1.25 million in incentives.
Rodriguez is fourth on the profession checklist with 437 saves and set the single-season report of 62 in 2008, when he was with the Los Angeles Angels. His future was in query after a shaky season in 2012 with Milwaukee, however he was in a position to rebound, reinventing himself by counting on his changeup.
The Tigers traded for Rodriguez in November 2015, and although his strikeout numbers in 2016 weren’t nice, he had a strong season, and Detroit exercised his $6 million possibility for 2017. The Tigers remained chargeable for the rest of his 2017 wage.