FantasySP / MLB / Hector Rondon FantasySP / MLB / Hector Rondon Copyright 2017 5097963 <![CDATA[Hector Rondon agrees to $8.5M, 2-year deal with Astros]]> Hector Rondon has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract with the World Series champion Houston Astros. The 29-year-old right-hander gets $4 million next year and $4.5 million in 2019. He spent the last five years with the Chicago Cubs, where he went 18-13 with a ...]]> 5097963 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:07:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Ex-Cub Hector Rondon lands 2-year deal with Houston]]> Hector Rondon has a chance to win another World Series ring, albeit with another team.

The former Chicago Cubs reliever agreed Friday to a two-year contract with the world champion Houston Astros.

Rondon, 29, struggled last season with the Cubs and wasn’t tendered a contract by the Dec. 1 deadline....

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<![CDATA[Astros Designate Preston Tucker]]> Preston Tucker for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to just-signed reliever Hector Rondon. Tucker, a seventh-round pick in the 2012 draft, has generally posted strong numbers during his rise through the Houston system. He reached the majors in 2015, hitting for enough power (including 13…]]> 5097877 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:56:01 EDT MLBTradeRumors <![CDATA[Astros signed RHP Hector Rondon to a two-year, $8.5 million]]> Hector Rondon to a two-year, $8.5 million contract. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported the agreement earlier Friday and now has the particulars after Rondon passed a physical. [...]]]> 5097786 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:21:09 EDT <![CDATA[Astros sign former Cubs closer Rondon]]> Hector Rondon, according to sources.]]> 5097547 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:21:01 EDT Official Houston Astros <![CDATA[Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Hector Rondon has]]> Hector Rondon has agreed to a contract with the Astros. Terms of the deal aren't available at this time. Rondon was non-tendered by the Cubs after posting a 4. [...]]]> 5097521 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:35:09 EDT <![CDATA[Astros, Hector Rondon Agree To Deal]]> Hector Rondon, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (on Twitter). Rondon, an Octagon client, was non-tendered by the Astros earlier this month. He’ll give Houston an arm with closing experience to help fortify the back of the bullpen. More to come.]]> 5097519 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:35:01 EDT MLBTradeRumors <![CDATA[Agrees to deal with Astros]]> Rondon agreed to a deal with the Astros on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Rondon, who turns 30 in February, racked up 77 saves for the Cubs between 2014 and 2016, but his performance started to decline in 2016. He was almost completely out of the late-inning mix last season, with just 6.2 of his 57.1 innings coming in high-leverage situations. His strikeout rate has been around 29 percent in each of the last two seasons, and he notched a 3.43 xFIP in 2017, so it's possible he can return to his old form. However, unless Ken Giles really falters or gets injured, he should get almost all the save opportunities for the Astros in 2018.

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<![CDATA[Hector Rondon is drawing free agent interest from the Astros]]> Hector Rondon is drawing free agent interest from the Astros and Nationals, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. It sounds like a deal could be close to completion with one of those two teams. [...]]]> 5096573 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 9:56:31 EDT <![CDATA[Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 reports that the Twins have shown]]> Hector Rondon, but they believe he's close to signing with another team. [...]]]> 5096287 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:49:08 EDT <![CDATA[Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 reports the Twins have shown interest]]> Hector Rondon, but believes he's close to signing with another team. The Twins have been linked to several relievers this year, but have yet to come up with a closer for the 2018 campaign. [...]]]> 5096282 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:42:10 EDT