Nationals expected to introduce Rodriguez

BY foxsports • December 11, 2009

The Washington Nationals say there will be a news conference at their stadium Friday, when they're expected to announce the signing of free agent Ivan Rodriguez.

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The 38-year-old catcher agreed this week to a $6 million, two-year contract, pending a physical.

A 14-time All-Star and the 1999 AL MVP, Rodriguez split last season between Houston and Texas. He hit a combined .249 with 10 homers and 47 RBIs.

Rodriguez, a 13-time Gold Glove winner, is slated to be a backup to Jesus Flores, who missed most of last season with injuries.

After playing for Texas from 1991-02, Rodriguez spent one season with Florida and 4 1/2 with Detroit before finishing 2008 with the New York Yankees. He then signed with Houston, and the Astros traded him to the Rangers in August.

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