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The Red Sox are in agreement with veteran reliever Hector Rondon on a minor league deal.
Rondon signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in early February, but opted out last week. The Red Sox have been engaged in discussions with several veteran arms this spring in an attempt to fortify their bullpen, and they seem to believe that Rendon could be a possible positive contributor to the big league club. This spring, Rondon has tallied a 7.71 ERA and a WHIP of 1.43, so his fantasy value is not immediately apparent to say the least.
Free agent RHP Hector Rondon has agreed to a minor league contract with the Phillies.
The deal includes an invitation to spring training. Rondon will make $1.5 million if he makes the team. Philadelphia is continuing to rebuild their bullpen this offseason. Rondon posted an ugly 7.65 ERA in 20 innings last summer.
Hector Rondon had his 2021 $4 million club option declined by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Rondon had a rough regular season with a 7.65 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, and a 23:11 K/BB ratio over 20 innings of relief. The 32-year old will now be free to sign anywhere this offseason.
Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports the Diamondbacks have come to terms on a contract with free agent reliever Hector Rondon.
It's a one-year, $3 million contract with a club option for 2021. The 31-year-old has spent the past two years with the Astros. In 2019 he appeared in 62 games, posting a 3.71 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He'll likely serve as a set-up man for Archie Bradley in Arizona.
Hector Rondon (3-2) yielded six runs on five hits and a walk while striking out one in 2/3 inning in Tuesday's 7-2 loss to the Angels. He took the loss in his first career start.
Rondon served as the opener and gave up five runs and allowed the first six Angels hitters to reach base before recording his first out. He owns a 4.79 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 30 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings pitched for the Astros this season. He is not currently scheduled for an upcoming start, and it remains to be seen if he will serve as opener in the near future.