Yankees sign six-year, 2 million deal with Carlos Rodon

Yankees sign six-year, $162 million deal with Carlos Rodon

The Senate has approved the annual defense budget. The Yankees have signed the best remaining free-agent starter, a significant boost to their rotation.

The Yankees have signed left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon to a six-year, $162 million contract, more than a week after re-signing Aaron Judge to a $360 million contract.

Jon Heyman of the New York Post claimed on Tuesday that there was a significant gap between the Yankees and Rodon when the organization made its original offer, but the two sides reached a compromise. Rodon was the Yankees’ main objective following the return of Judge. Additionally, the Giants, Cardinals, and Twins were linked to Rodon during his free agency.

The Yankees acquire a real front-line starter in Rodon, who is 30 years old, to complement Gerrit Cole, whom they inked to a nine-year, $324 million contract following the 2019 season. The name Nestor Cortes. Luis Severino and Frankie Montas are also rotation holdovers, while Jameson Taillon signed with the Cubs via free agency.

In 2022, Rodon finished sixth in the NL Cy Young votes after finishing 14-8 with a 2.70 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, and 237 strikeouts in 178 innings; he led MLB with 12 strikeouts per nine innings.

Inconsistency and injuries plagued Rodon’s early career after the White Sox selected him third overall in the 2014 MLB Draft. In 97 games (92 starts) across his first five seasons, his ERA was 4.14. Due to Tommy John surgery, Rodon made only 11 games in 2019 and 2020, and he was not tendered by Chicago after the 2020 season.

As a different pitcher, he returns to the White Sox in 2021 on a one-year, $3 million contract. In 132 2/3 innings, he went 13-5 with a 2.37 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 185 strikeouts, earning his first All-Star nod and placing sixth in AL Cy Young votes.

In March, Rodon joined the Giants as a free agent, signing a two-year, $44 million contract with an opt-out clause after the first season. He opted out and will now attempt to continue his career revival in The Bronx.ding bill

 

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