Rincon has starred in the Atlantic League in recent years, serving as closer for the Bridgeport Bluefish during parts of the last two seasons. Rincon saved 23 games for the Bluefish in 2011, the league’s second-highest total that year. After beginning last season at Triple-A Salt Lake where he owned a 3.12 ERA, Rincon returned to Bridgeport where he racked up 11 more saves and held a 1.88 ERA in 20 appearances.
The 16-year-pro is coming off a stint in the World Baseball Classic with Team Venezuela, and is a veteran of 10 Major League seasons, having appeared in 444 big league games (35-29, 4.03 ERA). Rincon was among the sport’s top setup men as a member of the Minnesota Twins, posting sub-3.00 ERAs in three consecutive seasons from 2004-2006. He earned the fourth-most holds in the American League in 2005 and tied for the third most in 2006.