As expected, he hit the free agent market. We’re talking about Eduardo Rodriguez (Detroit Tigers).
According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, “Rodriguez is entering the free agent pitching market this offseason, according to a source. He has executed an ‘opt-out’ and the team has not yet made an announcement.” 카지노사이트
The Venezuelan-born Rodriguez broke into the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox in the 2015 season and spent six seasons on the mound in a Boston uniform. After the 2021 season, he signed a five-year, $77 million contract with Detroit.
In his first season with the Tigers, he went 17-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 91 innings pitched, 49 runs (41 earned) allowed, and 72 strikeouts. He was a regular in the starting rotation until May, when he was placed on the disabled list (IL) and took some time away from the team for personal reasons. He returned in August to finish the season.
This season, in 26 appearances, he finished with a 13-9 record, 152⅔ innings pitched, 59 runs (56 earned) allowed, 143 strikeouts, and a 3.30 ERA, good for sixth in the American League in wins. In 202 career games (196 starts), he is 82-53 with a 4.03 ERA in 1100⅓ innings.
Rodriguez’s opt-out was expected midseason. ”Rodriguez’s opt-out had been expected since mid-summer,” MLB.com reported. “Anticipating it, Detroit tried to trade him at the trade deadline, but Rodriguez vetoed the deal.”
“Rodriguez will become a free agent next Tuesday, eligible to sign with any team. He is not eligible for a qualifying offer because he received a qualifying offer from Boston before signing with Detroit two years ago, so Detroit will not receive a draft pick in return if he goes elsewhere.”
Detroit president of baseball operations Scott Harris said after the season that he “has no plans to negotiate with Rodriguez prior to his opt-out decision.” According to MLB.com, “Harris will have to weigh whether it’s worth keeping Rodriguez, who was acquired by former general manager Al Avila.”