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AP source: Fernando Rodney, M's agree to $14M deal

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FILE - This Aug. 27, 2013 file photo shows Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Fernando Rodney during the ninth inning of a baseball game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The offseason spending by the Seattle Mariners has continued after reaching agreement on a $14 million, two-year deal with Fernando Rodney, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 on the condition of anonymity because the deal was still pending a physical. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Fernando Rodney and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement was subject to a physical. The deal, first reported by ESPN, also includes performance bonuses.

Adding Rodney was the latest splurge by the suddenly-spending Mariners, who gave All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano a $240 million, 10-year contract and also added Corey Hart and Logan Morrison.

Rodney appeared in 68 games last season for Tampa Bay with 37 saves. He saved 85 games in two seasons for the Rays.


AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.

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