Rondón, Di­a­mond­backs agree to $3M, 1-year deal

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

PHOENIX (AP) >> Relief pitcher Héc­tor Rondón and the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs have agreed to a $3 mil­lion, one-year con­tract, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the deal told The As­so­ci­ated Press.

The per­son spoke on con­di­tion of anonymity Wed­nes­day be­cause the deal is sub­ject to a suc­cess­ful phys­i­cal.

Rondón would get a $2.5 mil­lion salary next sea­son and would in­clude a a team op­tion for 2021 with a $500,000 buy­out.

The 31-year-old right-han­der is a seven-year vet­eran who helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Se­ries in 2016. He pitched last sea­son for the Hous­ton Astros and had a 3.71 ERA over 62 ap­pear­ances, in­clud­ing one start.

IN­DI­ANAPO­LIS (AP) >> In­di­ana Pacers guard Vic­tor Oladipo said Wed­nes­day he hopes to re­turn to game ac­tion Jan. 29 against the Chicago Bulls.

It’s the first time since Oladipo sus­tained a sea­son-end­ing knee in­jury last Jan­uary that the team or the two-time All-Star has es­tab­lished a spe­cific date.

And though Oladipo ac­knowl­edges noth­ing is def­i­nite, he’s con­fi­dent he will be able to play against the Bulls.

The two-time All-Star has spent nearly a year work­ing his way back from a rup­tured quad ten­don that re­quired sea­so­nend­ing surgery and an ex­ten­sive re­hab pro­gram. He’s been work­ing out with the team since train­ing camp last fall.

In­di­ana ex­pects Oladipo to bring scor­ing and en­ergy to a lineup that has played bet­ter than anitic­i­pated with­out its star player.

NEW YORK (AP) >> Tim Te­bow will be at spring train­ing with the New York Mets for the fourth straight year.

The Mets said Thurs­day the 2007 Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner will re­port to ma­jor league train­ing camp next month in Port St. Lu­cie, Florida.

The 32-year-old out­fielder hit .163 in 77 games last sea­son at Triple-A Syra­cuse in his sec­ond straight in­jury-short­ened sea­son. He did not play af­ter July 21 be­cause he cut his left hand while field­ing a ball in the out­field.

Te­bow hit .273 with six home runs, 14 dou­bles and 36 RBIs in 84 games for Dou­ble-A Bing­ham­ton in 2018, when his sea­son ended July 18 be­cause of a bro­ken bone in his right hand.

Af­ter a three-year stint at quar­ter­back in the NFL, he joined the Mets or­ga­ni­za­tion in late 2016.

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