Baseball is again and which means free company is, too.
Former White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon has agreed to signal with the San Francisco Giants on a two-year deal value $44 million, based on ESPN.
The deal reportedly contains an opt-out after the primary season.
Rodon is coming off a stellar season with Chicago, the place he led the White Sox in wins with 13, pitched his first profession no-hitter and was named to his first All-Star Sport. He additionally posted a team-best 2.37 ERA and had 185 strikeouts in 132.2 innings.
The 29-year-old lefty was the primary massive free-agent domino to fall after the 99-day MLB lockout got here to an in depth.
If Rodon can keep wholesome, he’ll be a key piece of the rotation for the Giants, who gained an MLB-best 107 video games in 2021 earlier than shedding in 5 video games to the Los Angeles Dodgers within the Nationwide League Division Sequence.
In contrast to Rodon, nonetheless, longtime Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw opted to remain put. The 33-year-old World Sequence champ agreed to a one-year cope with Los Angeles, pending a bodily, The Publish’s Joel Sherman confirmed.
Kershaw missed the 2021 postseason with an elbow harm, however instructed The Athletic on Friday he’s wholesome.
A number of massive names stay in the marketplace with loads of suitors able to make big-money gives with the lockout over and coaching camps starting to open. Shortstops Carlos Correa and Trevor Story, together with first baseman Freddie Freeman are anticipated to money on this spring.