Former Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a new home. The 29-year-old lefty has reached an agreement with the San Francisco Giants. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the pact is a two-year, $44 million deal. Rodon’s contract also includes an opt-out after year one.
The left-hander had a career resurgence in 2021. After hitting the free-agent market last offseason, Rodon eventually found himself back on the White Sox on a one-year deal vying for a spot in the rotation. He made the most of the opportunity by putting together an impressive first half that included a no-hitter and an All-Star game appearance.
The end of Carlos Rodon’s 2021 season wasn’t as pretty, however. Injury issues limited the southpaw to just 43 innings. However, the results on the stat sheet were largely unaffected. Even with a questionable dip in velocity down the stretch, Rodon finished the second half of the season with a 2.51 ERA and a still-impressive 11.51 K/9 rate, just a few ticks down from the 2.31 ERA and 13.05 K/9 that he put up during the first half of the season.
Rodon will help bolster a Giants rotation that currently includes Logan Webb, Alex Wood, and Anthony DeSclafani.
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