Nats, ex-Yankees reliever Rodriguez agree to deal

Updated: February 1, 2006, 12:09 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Reliever Felix Rodriguez agreed Tuesday to a $600,000, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals.

Felix Rodriguez
Rodriguez

Rodriguez pitched in 34 games last year with the New York Yankees, compiling a 5.01 ERA with no decisions. He is 37-35 with a 3.51 ERA in 10 major-league seasons that also include time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati, Arizona, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

In addition to his salary, the 33-year-old right-hander could make $600,000 in roster bonuses: $250,000 each if he is on the 40-man roster on March 29, May 1 and Aug. 1.


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