Eduardo Rodríguez leaves the Red Sox and signs a millionaire contract with the Detroit Tigers

ANDl pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez and the Detroit Tigers signed a $ 77 million, five-year agreement, informs The Associated Press a person with knowledge of the negotiations.

The Venezuelan left-hander would be the first of 188 free agents in the majors to change teams in the winter market.

The acquisition must still comply with the medical examination, according to the source who spoke with AP on condition of not being identified because the agreement depended on those results. The Athletic and MLB.com they were the first media to report on the signing.

Rodriguez, 28, with a fastball averaging 93 mph, would join a Detroit rotation that includes Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal.

The Tigers finished third in the AL Central 77-85, 16 games behind the leading Chicago White Sox.

Rodríguez has a report of five pitches, also using the cut straight, the sinker, the slider and a change of speed.

It had a mark of 13-8 with a 4.74 ERA in 31 starts and a relief intervention for the Boston Red Sox this year. He had 185 strikeouts with 47 walks in 157 2/3 innings. He signed a $ 8.3 million contract for the season.

During the Postseason, Rodriguez was 1-1 in three starts. He lost to Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the division series, went without a decision in Game 4 and defeated Houston in Game 3 of the series for the American League title.

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