San Francisco Giants, Carlos Rodón Reach Two-Year Agreement
Mar 11, 2022, 1:14 PM | Updated: 3:35 pm
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Not even 24 hours after the conclusion of the MLB lockout, free-agent deals are starting to trickle in.
The San Francisco Giants have bolstered its rotation by reaching an agreement with left-hander Carlos Rodón, per Jeff Passan of ESPN.
According to the report, Rodón’s deal will be for two years (through the 2023 season) and worth a total of $44 million.
Following the 2022 season, the left-hander will be able to opt out and re-enter free agency if he chooses.
Rodón, 29, finished fifth in the Cy Young Award voting after posting a 13-5 record, 2.37 ERA and striking out 185 batters over 132.2 innings last season while pitching for the Chicago White Sox.
Over seven big league seasons, the lefty hold a career 42-38 record, 3.79 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.
The 2021 All-Star was the front-runner for the Cy Young voting before being placed on the injured list due to shoulder soreness, missing almost a month of games while recovering.
By signing Rodón, the Giants have a replacement for Kevin Gausman after the former inked a massive deal with the Toronto Blue Jays before the lockout commenced in late November.