The Francisco Rodriguez era with the Angels is now effectively over.
"We're turning the page on this one," said owner Arte Moreno.
The Angels thought they had an agreement with Rodriguez on a three-year, $34-million deal last November, but Rodriguez turned it down after Yankees closer Mariano Rivera signed a three-year, $45-million contract.
"Believe it or not, we really spent a lot of time and effort trying to re-sign Frankie," Moreno said. "There were six different offers on the table at different times, and this time last year, we thought we had him signed. Then Rivera got his deal.
"I'm not one of these never-never people, but I think as a whole, it's time to turn the page and move forward and get to things we need to do."
The Angels plan to offer Rodriguez arbitration on Dec. 1 so they can receive a first-round draft pick and a sandwich pick after the first round as compensation.
Via Los Angeles Times
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