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MLB: K-Rod signs with Nationals

MLB: K-Rod signs with Nationals

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez, according to multiple reports Monday.

Rodriguez, released last week by Detroit after posting a 7.82 ERA this season, is a six-time All-Star and 16-year veteran with 437 career saves, fourth all-time and most among active pitchers. He had 44 saves for the Tigers last season.

The Nationals’ bullpen has struggled all season, with a 4.94 ERA that ranks 28th in the major leagues. Shawn Kelley, Blake Treinen and Koda Glover all have gotten shots as closer, and Kelley and Glover are on the disabled list.

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