Sports Minute: Joely Rodríguez, Rangers finalize $5.5M, 2-year contract
ARLINGTON. Texas (AP) - Left-hander Joely Rodríguez and the Texas Rangers have finalized a $5.5 million, two-year contract. It's a deal that could be worth $8 million if a team option for 2022 is exercised. Rodríguez is a 28-year-old reliever who spent the past two seasons with the Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Central League. He was 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA in 38 relief appearances for Philadelphia in 2016 and '17. He went 2-0 with a 6.33 ERA in 22 relief appearances in 2017 for Texas' Triple-A team at Round Rock.
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