The Phillies exercised an option Friday for Wagner that will pay
him $9 million next season. Had Philadelphia not exercised the
option, Wagner would have been owed a $3 million buyout and would
have been eligible to file for free agency.
Rodriguez notified the Phillies that he will exercise the 2005
player option that was part of his contract. Rodriguez, acquired
from the San Francisco Giants in July, will be paid $3.15 million
Rodriguez would have been eligible for free agency had he not
exercised the option.
"One of the strengths of our team is our bullpen, and having
both Billy and Felix under contract allows us to focus on other
needs going forward," Phillies general manager Ed Wade said.
Wagner went 4-0 with 21 saves and a 2.42 ERA this past season,
which was abbreviated due to two extended stints on the disabled
list. He missed a month early in the season with a strained left
groin muscle and then missed another six weeks with a strained left
Rodriguez went 5-8 with one save and a 3.29 ERA in 76 games for both the Phillies and Giants.