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LHP Arthur Rhodes Released: Are Yankees Interested?

The Rangers designated Arthur Rhodes for assignment, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (on Twitter). The move creates roster space for newly-acquired right-hander Mike Adams.

Rhodes, 41, has a 4.81 ERA with 5.5 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 24 1/3 innings this year. He earns $3.9MM in 2011 and the Rangers have a $4MM option for 2012. If he appears in 62 games this year – he has 32 appearances so far – and is not on the disabled list at the end of the season, the club option will vest.ย Rhodes could draw interest from teams looking for lefty relief help despite his so-so 2011 stats.

Arthur Rhodes is exactly why all parents should have their kids grow up to be lefty middle relievers – they will ALWAYS have a job!ย ย  Let’s just hope this one isn’t with the Yankees… although we’ve hit gold w Garcia and Colon – why not try an ancient reliever…