Closer Fernando Rodney and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized a $2.75 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $4 million in performance bonuses. Rodney agreed to the deal earlier this week, and it was completed Friday after he passed a physical.
The Orioles' preferred option behind the plate is free-agent backstop Welington Castillo, according to a report from Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com. Interest had previously been reported, and Robert Murray of Fan Rag suggested yesterday that there was some momentum building towards a deal.
You know about Ellsbury, Greinke, and other big names with bad deals. Here are some of the worst MLB free-agent contracts you probably already forgot about.