MLB: Dodgers and Twins enter the fight for All Star left-handed starter who launched No Hit in 2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins face some uncertainty in their rotations and are considering left-handed starter Carlos Rodón. The New York Post’s Jon Heyman mentions the Dodgers as suitors, while The Athletic’s Dan Hayes and Aaron Gleeman report interest from the Twins.

The interest in Rodón not surprising, given his excellent two-year run of success. After injuries severely limited him in 2019 and 2020, Rodón posted a 2.37 ERA with the White Sox in 2021, along with a 34.6% strikeout rate and 6.7% walk rate. Rodón didn’t completely erase injury concerns, as he went on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue and only logged 132 2/3 innings on the year:

Those concerns were enough to keep the Sox from making him a qualifying offer. The Giants gave him a two-year, $44 million contract, but one that allowed him to opt out after the first year if he got to 110 innings. He surpassed that mark, finishing in 178 innings with a 2.88 ERA, 33.4% strikeout rate and 7.3% walk rate.

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He received and turned down a qualifying offer from the Giants, but was still listed as the top pitcher on Al Bat’s list of top free agents this offseason. Jacob deGrom and Justin Verlander are likely to earn higher annual salaries, but will be limited to shorter deals due to their age. Rodón won’t turn 30 until next month and is forecast to be on a five-year contract worth $140 million, an average annual value of $28 million.

Raphael Martinez

I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Dodgers and Twins enter the fight for All Star left-handed starter who launched No Hit in 2021