December 23, 2009

Fernando Rodney has reached an agreement with the Angels, SI.com has confirmed.

Pending a physical, the deal is expected to pay Rodney $11 million over two years. The agreement was first reported by ESPN Deportes.

Rodney spent the past seven seasons in the Tigers' bullpen, including the past two as their closer. The hard-throwing right-hander had 37 saves last season with a 4.40 ERA and just one blown save.

With the Angels, Rodney would likely set up Brian Fuentes, who led the majors with 48 saves last season.

The Tigers offered salary arbitration to Rodney earlier this month, but general manager Dave Dombrowski acknowledged Detroit might not be able to keep all of its free agents.

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