Eduardo Rodriguez Signing 5-Year Deal With Tigers, Ending 6-Year Tenure With Red Sox (Report)

Eduardo Rodriguez

Eduardo Rodriguez will end his six-year tenure with the Red Sox, as the lefty is reportedly signing a five-year deal with the Tigers. The Athletic’s Cody Stavenhagen first reported that they were close to a deal before Jon Heyman of MLB Network confirmed that it will be a five-year deal for the left-hander.  

Rodriguez slated a 4.74 ERA in 2021 but was on the unluckier side of things in his 32 outings (31 starts). Opposing hitters notched a .363 BABIP against the southpaw, while the left-hander posted a career-best 3.32 FIP, 3.43 xFIP, and a 3.64 SIERA. Detroit’s analytics department likely saw this, as they lock him up for the next five years. 

The Sox had offered Rodriguez an $18.4M qualifying offer, but the 28-year-old rejected the offer

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirms the report and says that the deal will be worth at least $77M. $3M will also be earnable incentives.

(Photo of Eduardo Rodriguez by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

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