The Tigers and All-Star left-hander Kenny Rogers agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal, Newsday reported on its Web site. Rogers wasn't offered salary arbitration Wednesday night by the Texas Rangers, a move that had been expected since the end of the season. Despite their desperate need for pitching, the Rangers cut ties with Rogers, who was an All-Star in both seasons of his third stint in Texas. The 41-year-old pitcher was 14-8 with a 3.46 ERA last season, but will be most remembered for a videotaped tirade June 29 in which he shoved two television cameramen while walking onto the field. Rogers' outburst led to a 20-game suspension. He played in the All-Star Game while appealing the penalty that eventually was reduced to 13 games. As an All-Star, he earned a $50,000 contract bonus -- the same amount he was fined.
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