Venezuelan pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez was presented this Monday by the Detroit Tigers, after having signed for 5 years and $ 77 million.
Rodríguez was enthusiastic about the work that has been done in the club’s management and said that Miguel Cabrera was an important part of his decision.
“I spoke with Miguel (Cabrera) who explained to me how everything was in Detroit, they are a team that is hungry to be champions and it is the same as I have,” said the starter.
The Valencian was an important part of the Boston Red Sox rotation in the last three seasons.
In 2021 he was the team’s winningest pitcher with 13, although his ERA was not the best at 4.74.
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For E-Rod the goal should be to seek the championship.
“We are with open arms for anyone who wants to come and play in Detroit, because we want to be champions,” he said.
In that sense, he stressed that it is important to bring in players who can contribute the best for the team.
He also recalled the stories of the Creoles in the city of motors.
“I have seen all the Venezuelans who have been in the team and now I have the opportunity to be part of them as well,” he emphasized.
He added that one of his goals after his arrival in Detroit, in addition to the World Series title, is to win the Cy Young Award.