Sean Burnett, Arthur Rhodes Get Deals
The Washington Nationals and Sean Burnett have agreed to a two-year, $3.95 million contract, including a mutual option for 2013.
Acquired midseason in 2009 from the Pittsburgh Pirates, the left-handed reliever went 1-7 with three saves and a 2.14 ERA in 73 appearances last season. Burnett, 28, is a career 9-16 with four saves and a 3.80 ERA over four big league seasons.
So yeah, he's not really that good.
The deal is reportedly worth up to $8 million if Rhodes can make it to 2012.
At 41 years old and entering his 20th major league season, the lefty was 4-4 with a 2.29 ERA in 69 relief appearances for the Cincinnati Reds last year, his very first All-Star season.
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