Fernando Rodney got a little Christmas present as he was locked up by the Angels for two years. The final number is $11 million and he’ll fortify and already formidable Angels bullpen. What’s interesting is Rodney won’t close to start the season. Brian Fuentes has been erratic in the past though and he’s lost his closer job before but it looks like Rodney is settling for a set up role with a very good Angels team.
Things have been quiet in Tiger land. The Tigers trade Dusty Ryan to the Padres for the infamous player to be name or later (or potentially cash). That’s no surprise with the emergence of Al Avila as the Tigers top catching prospect. The White Sox scooped up Freddy Dolsi and the Tigers signed. The Tigers also signed reliever Phil Dumatrait to a minor league deal and he’ll probably get an invite to the big league camp.
With that, I wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday. Be safe.