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Francisco Rodriguez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Recent News's Peter Gammons reports that the Brewers have placed Francisco Rodriguez on revocable waivers.
Gammons notes that the waivers will expire on Friday, so he must have been placed on them a couple days ago. There will surely be interest in K-Rod, who has a very reasonable contract and is having a great season. Whether the Brewers will be able to work out a deal remains to be seen. Aug 28 - 9:24 AM

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Francisco Rodriguez notched his 30th save of the season in Wednesday's 8-7 win over the Marlins, though he did allow a run in the ninth inning.

The Brewers handed Rodriguez an 8-6 lead in the ninth, but the veteran closer made things more difficult than necessary, allowing a solo home run to Marcell Ozuna with two outs to draw the road team to within a run. They would not score said run, though, and Rodriguez picked up the save despite his difficulties. He remains perfect in save chances, having gone 30-for-30 while pitching to a 2.06 ERA and 49/9 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. He's allowed four runs in his last five appearances, but there's no reason to believe that an implosion is around the corner.
Aug 19 - 5:47 PM

Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 27th save in Friday's 3-1 win over the Phillies, despite allowing a run.

Rodriguez entered with the Brew Crew holding a 3-0 lead. He decided to start playing with fire immediately, serving up a deep double to Cody Asche. A strikeout and a lineout would bring up Chase Utley, who singled Asche home. Rodriguez then retired Cesar Hernandez with another lineout. Not the most impressive performance, but it ultimately got the job done. For the season, Rodriguez is a perfect 27-for-27 in save chances with a 1.96 ERA and 47/9 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings. He's allowed three runs in his last two innings.
Aug 15 - 1:31 AM

Francisco Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth inning against the Padres on Tuesday to earn his 24th save of the season.

Rodriguez stayed put at the trade deadline, and he was called on Tuesday for his first save chance since the deadline passed. He had no problem closing out the Padres, striking out one in the perfect inning. The right-hander now has a 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 43/9 K/BB ratio over 38 innings this year.
Aug 5 - 1:24 AM

Francisco Rodriguez earned his 23rd save with a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Giants.

Rodriguez allowed a harmless two-out single to Brandon Belt before getting Brandon Crawford to strike out to end the game. The right-hander is perfect in 23 save chances with a 1.50 ERA and a 40/9 K/BB ratio in 36 innings. Rodriguez is one of many Brewers who could be moved to a new location by the trade deadline on Friday.
Jul 29 - 1:01 AM

Francisco Rodriguez tallied his 19th save of the season Wednesday in the Brewers' defeat of the Braves.

He gave up a leadoff infield single to Pedro Ciriaco, but Ciriaco was then cut down on a stolen base attempt. K-Rod is now 19-for-19 in save opportunities this season with a 1.41 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 32 innings.
Jul 8 - 5:20 PM

Francisco Rodriguez saw his way out of trouble to pick up his 17th save as the Brewers wrapped up a 4-3 victory against the Phillies on Tuesday.

Rodriguez walked Ben Revere to start the inning, then saw Cesar Hernandez reach base when Jonathan Lucroy made a poor throw to second base following a bunt. With two on and nobody out, Rodriguez struck out Maikel Franco, got Andres Blanco to weakly fly out, and struck out Jeff Francoeur to end the game. His record remains unblemished, earning the save in all 17 chances with a 1.50 ERA and a 36/9 K/BB ratio in 30 innings.
Jul 1 - 12:02 AM

Francisco Rodriguez kept the Phillies off the board in the ninth inning to pick up his 16th save as the Brewers won 7-4 on Monday.

Rodriguez got consecutive ground outs from Cody Asche and Cameron Rupp, but Freddy Galvis kept hope alive with a single. "K-Rod" then struck out Darin Ruf to end the game. Contending teams are surely noting the fact that the right-hander has converted all 16 save opportunities thus far with a 1.55 ERA and a 34/8 K/BB ratio over 29 innings.
Jun 29 - 10:57 PM

Francisco Rodriguez kept the Mets off the board in the ninth inning, grabbing his 15th save as the Brewers won 4-1 on Wednesday.

Rodriguez got back-to-back ground outs from Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson before Ruben Tejada kept the Mets' hopes alive with a double. However, Rodriguez rebounded to strike out Lucas Duda to end the game. He has yet to blow a save in 15 opportunities and now has an even 1.00 ERA with a 32/7 K/BB ratio over 27 innings. Fantasy owners are hoping the Brewers are able to move him to a contender to boost the frequency of his save chances.
Jun 24 - 10:54 PM

Francisco Rodriguez tossed a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to close out the Brewers' 3-2 win over the Mets.

K-Rod struck out two in his scoreless inning of work. The right-hander has yet to blow a save this season, going a perfect 14-for-14 in save opportunities. The 33-year-old has been one of the few bright spots for the lowly Brewers this year, owning a 1.04 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 31/7 K/BB ratio over 26 innings.
Jun 23 - 11:19 PM

Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun reports that the Blue Jays have been watching Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez.

The 33-year-old is enjoying another terrific season, posting a 1.13 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 26/7 K/BB ratio while converting all 13 of his save chances. With the extreme struggles that the Blue Jays have had in the ninth inning, it wouldn't be surprising at all to see them acquire a closer prior to the trade deadline.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 20 - 10:26 AM

Francisco Rodriguez threw a perfect ninth inning to earn his 12th save of the season against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Rodriguez worked through the middle of the Pirates' order, getting Neil Walker, Starling Marte and Pedro Alvarez to close out the game. K-Rod has yet to blow a save this year, converting 12 of 12 save chances to go along with a 1.23 ERA and 0.82 WHIP.
Jun 9 - 9:55 PM

Francisco Rodriguez recorded a pair of strikeouts en route to his 11th save Monday as the Brewers wrapped up a 2-0 victory over the Pirates.

Rodriguez struck out Francisco Cervelli, got Jordy Mercer to ground out, then struck out pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez to end the contest. K-Rod remains perfect in 11 save opportunities with a 1.29 ERA and a 24/7 K/BB ratio on the season.
Jun 9 - 12:34 AM

Francisco Rodriguez tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Twins for his 10th save of the season.

Asked to hold a two-run lead, Rodriguez walked Torii Hunter to lead off the bottom of the ninth, but he got Eddie Rosario to foul out before inducing a double play grounder from Kurt Suzuki to end it. K-Rod is a perfect 10-for-10 in save chances this season to go along with a 1.35 ERA and 22/7 K/BB ratio over 20 innings.
Jun 6 - 5:50 PM

Francisco Rodriguez kept the Cardinals off the board in the ninth inning, earning his ninth save and preserving Monday's 1-0 victory.

Rodriguez allowed a leadoff single to Jason Heyward, but got two quick outs on strikeouts. Heyward then stole second, and Rodriguez walked Peter Bourjos to put the go-ahead run on base. He bounced back, inducing a game-ending ground out from Kolten Wong. The veteran closer has converted the save in all nine opportunities thus far with a 1.42 ERA and a 22/6 K/BB ratio in 19 innings.
Jun 1 - 11:28 PM

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