AP source: Braves, Rodriguez agree to $11.5M 2-year deal
Pittsburgh Pirates' Sean Rodriguez, right, is congratulated by first base coach Nick Leyva during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
ATLANTA (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Braves have agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract with utility player Sean Rodriguez.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Saturday because the agreement will not become official until Rodriguez passes a physical.
Rodriguez, 31, provides depth with major league starts at every position except catcher. He hit .270 with 18 homers and 56 RBI for Pittsburgh in 2016. He has a .234 career batting average in nine seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh.
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Rodriguez has his most career starts at second base but saw more time at first base with the Pirates last season.