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Fernando Rodney signs with Mariners, reports to spring training

The Seattle Mariners have signed right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney to a $14 million US, two-year deal. He reported to spring training Wednesday and passed his physical.

Closer had 37 saves, 3.38 ERA with Rays last season

Former Rays closer Fernando Rodney joined the Mariners' pitchers and catchers Thursday after finalizing his two-year, $14-million US deal. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Seattle Mariners have signed right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney to a $14 million US, two-year deal.

Rodney reported to spring training on Wednesday and passed his physical, clearing the way for the Mariners to make his signing official. He took part in Thursday's first workout for pitchers and catchers.

Rodney, 36, was 5-4 with 37 saves and a 3.38 earned-run average for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013.

He ranked second in the American League in saves and ERA over the past two seasons, with a combined 85 saves and a 1.91 ERA.

Rodney was added to the Mariners' 40-man roster.

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