Venezuelan Pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez Opts Out of Contract with Detroit Tigers
Eduardo Rodríguez, a talented Venezuelan pitcher, has made the decision to opt out of his contract with the Detroit Tigers. The 30-year-old left-handed starter has chosen to explore free agency instead of accepting a three-season extension worth million.
A Restructuring of the Contract
Although Rodríguez’s decision to terminate his contract does not indicate a desire to leave the Tigers’ rotation, reports suggest that negotiations are underway to restructure his contract. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, both Rodríguez and the Detroit organization are working towards a new agreement that would allow him to continue with the team.
Potential Lucrative Deals
MLB Network expert Jon Heyman predicts that Rodríguez could secure a deal worth million over five years. Additionally, anonymous industry sources believe that the lefty could potentially sign for $100 million or more. With three years remaining on his current contract, Rodríguez has until Saturday to exercise his opt-out clause.
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