An already thin catching market just got a little more barren.
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Ivan Rodriguez has reportedly agreed to terms on a two-year, $6 million deal with the Washington Nationals.
Rodriguez, 38, hit .249/.280/.382 for the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros last year and is a career .299/.336/.471 hitter who still has modest pop left in his bat.
Many wondered if Rodriguezùa future Hall of Famerùwould accept arbitration after a contentious offseason a year ago.
Last offseason, Rodriguez struggled to find a suitor willing to take on his services. An excellent showing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic in March netted him a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Houston.
Rodriguez, despite coming off one of the w ...
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Article written by Jeremiah Graves