New York Mets Interested In Former Tigers Ace After Career-Best Season

The New York Mets, facing the need to bolster their starting pitching lineup, have expressed interest in left-handed starter Eduardo Rodríguez.

Rodríguez, who turned 30 this year, has recently completed two seasons with the Detroit Tigers, where he achieved a career-best 3.30 ERA over 152.2 innings last season.

In November 2021, Rodríguez signed a five-year, $77 million contract with the Tigers but chose to opt-out after two years.

His decision came despite a potential move to the Los Angeles Dodgers being halted by his use of a 10-team no-trade clause​.

Rodríguez, a veteran left-handed pitcher, is coming off the best season of his MLB career and is now a sought-after free agent.

He finished last season with a 13-9 record, a 3.30 ERA, and 143 strikeouts with the Detroit Tigers.

Opting out of the remaining three years and $49 million of his contract with the Tigers, Rodríguez is poised to attract significant attention, with left-handed pitchers being highly valued in the open market​.

The addition of Rodríguez would be a strategic move for the Mets to solidify their pitching staff, especially given their underperformance in the current season despite having the highest payroll in baseball.

In addition to Rodríguez, the Mets have recently signed Luis Severino, adding depth to their rotation.

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