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Angels sign Rodney to two year deal

Detroit Tigers closer pitcher Fernando Rodney raises his arms to celebrate the final out against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Detroit, Michigan in this July 21, 2009 file photo. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed free agent reliever Fernando Rodney to a two year contract, the team said in a statement.

Dominican Rodney, 32, spent the last seven years with the Detroit Tigers and last season he served as the club’s closer, finishing sixth in the American League with a career-high 37 saves.

Reporting by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by Alastair Himmer

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