St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith flips on the field at St. Louis Busch Stadium prior to the start of the first NLCS game against the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1987, St. Louis, Mo. Smith had been told by the Cardinals to stop the maneuver for fear of injuring himself and he had refrained until Tuesdays game. (AP Photo/John Swart)
Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports that the Twins have signed Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.
Rodney, who will turn 41 before he season begins, went 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA and converted 39 of 45 save chances last season with the Diamondbacks. For his career he’s sitting on an even 300 saves over the course of 15 big league seasons in which he’s played for eight different teams, four of which lasted a single season or less.
The Twins make number nine.