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News: Rodriguez's contract option for 2017 picked up by the Tigers on Thursday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Impact: Rodriguez showed a few signs of his age in 2016, but still posted numbers solid enough to earn him another year of closing duties for the Tigers after converting 44 of the 49 save opportunities last season. Rodriguez's non-reliance on the fastball is a key to continued success late in his career and there's little to suggest he shouldn't serve as an adequate closing option again next season, though his strikeout totals dipped a bit.