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Francisco Rodriguez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/7/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Francisco Rodriguez is among the "many" relievers the White Sox are looking at.
It would be a good landing spot for K-Rod's fantasy prospects, as he might close in Chicago. Rodriguez is coming off a nice season with the Brewers that saw him post a 3.04 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 73/18 K/BB ratio over 68 innings while recording 44 saves. He'll turn 33 in January. Dec 8 - 6:09 PM

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Francisco Rodriguez said this weekend that he would like to re-sign with the Brewers.

But the Brewers probably don't have the means to spend big on a closer, and K-Rod should command some lucrative multi-year offers on the open market this winter after posting a 3.04 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 73/18 K/BB ratio, and 44 saves in 68 innings this season. "I definitely know where I want to be," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I want to be here. But it is not my decision. There are a lot of things the front office has to do over the course of the winter. They know how I feel. My heart is going to always be here."
Sep 29 - 9:23 AM

Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 43rd save of the season, retiring the Pirates in order as the Brewers narrowly escaped with a win on Saturday.

Rodriguez needed just six pitches to get the job done. The right-hander is one save behind Craig Kimbrel and Trevor Rosenthal for the National League lead in saves. He has a 3.09 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 72/17 K/BB ratio as well.
Sep 20 - 10:41 PM

Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless 12th inning to earn the save against the Cardinals Tuesday.

K-Rod was asked to retire Matt Adams, Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina, and he needed just 11 pitches to accomplish the feat. His 42 saves are the most in a season since he saved 62 games in 2008. The 32-year-old owns a 3.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 72/17 K/BB ratio over 66 innings this year.
Sep 17 - 12:31 AM

Francisco Rodriguez worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning, earning his 41st save of the season as the Brewers emerged victorious over the Marlins on Thursday.

Rodriguez has struggled recently, but he had no problems cutting through the bottom of the Marlins' order on Thursday, fanning pinch-hitter John Baker to end the contest. K-Rod is 41-for-46 in save opportunities with a 3.23 ERA and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 64 innings this season.
Sep 12 - 12:14 AM

Francisco Rodriguez bounced back from Tuesday's meltdown to pitch a scoreless ninth and pick up his 40th save on Wednesday.

Rodriguez becomes just the third pitcher ever with five 40-save seasons. Of course, the other two, Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera, both have nine apiece. Still, it's a pretty impressive feat, and at age 32, K-Rod might have one or two more such campaigns left in him.
Sep 10 - 11:40 PM

Francisco Rodriguez suffered a major meltdown Tuesday, serving up two home runs and allowing three runs in a loss to the Marlins.

K-Rod was tasked with keeping it a tie game in the ninth inning, and he got two outs before walking Giancarlo Stanton. Casey McGehee followed with a two-run home run, and the next batter, Marcell Ozuna, went yard as well. Rodriguez has now surrendered 14 home runs in 62 innings this year, the most homers he's allowed in a single season. He's also allowed runs in four of his last six outings. The Brewers are fading fast in the National League playoff race, and with K-Rod being a free agent after the season it's worth monitoring how manager Ron Roenicke handles the ninth inning over the final three weeks.
Sep 10 - 12:44 AM

Francisco Rodriguez allowed a solo home run but held on for his 39th save against the Pirates on Sunday.

Andrew McCutchen hit a one-out home run that drew the Pirates to within a run, but with a runner on Rodriguez got Pedro Alvarez swinging to end the game. K-Rod has a 2.90 ERA to go with his NL-best 39 saves, and he should continue to be a top option for saves until the end.
Aug 24 - 4:58 PM

Francisco Rodriguez worked around a two-out walk to earn his 33rd save against the Giants on Tuesday.

Rodriguez walked Hunter Pence with two outs but got Joe Panik to ground out to end the game. He's converted four straight chances since blowing a save in a big way against the Mets, and K-Rod now has 33 saves overall. He's coming off a month in which he had a 6.48 ERA, so it's not all sunshine and roses lately, but it's still been a largely successful year for the 32-year-old.
Aug 5 - 11:43 PM

Francisco Rodriguez earned his 30th save of the season Saturday as the Brewers beat the Mets 5-2.

It was good for K-Rod to get back out there and have some success after blowing a save on Friday night. He yielded a one-out double to Eric Young Jr. but struck out Curtis Granderson and induced a lineout from Daniel Murphy to end it. The Brewers remain three games above the Cardinals at the top of the National League Central standings.
Jul 26 - 10:20 PM

Francisco Rodriguez took the loss Friday against the Mets after blowing his fourth save of the season.

Rodriguez took over in the top of the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead, but he gave up a leadoff double to Daniel Murphy before David Wright followed with an RBI single and Lucas Duda put the Mets in front with a two-run homer. He has now allowed six runs over seven innings of work this month, with his ERA jumping from 2.34 to 3.10 in the process.
Jul 26 - 12:06 AM

Francisco Rodriguez tallied his 27th save of 2014 in Saturday's 7-4 victory over the Rockies.

The dominant run continues for the 32-year-old right-hander, who boasts a 2.34 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and 49/9 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings this season. K-Rod struck out two of the three Colorado hitters he faced on Saturday. He's been the top closer in baseball in the first half. The first-place Brewers have won four games in a row.
Jun 28 - 7:48 PM

Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 26th save with a perfect ninth inning in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

On three pitches, Rodriguez induced a ground out, a fly out, and another ground out to wrap up his league-leading 26th save. The right-hander has blown only two saves and owns a 2.23 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 45/9 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings.
Jun 27 - 12:19 AM

Francisco Rodriguez allowed a solo home run to Wilin Rosario but closed out the Rockies for his 25th save of the season on Sunday.

It was an iffy inning for Rodriguez, as Corey Dickerson was thrown out at home trying for an inside-the-park homer a batter before Rosario's blast. The homers have been one of the only issues in what's been a strong year for the 32-year-old, as he's got a 2.35 ERA and 0.94 WHIP through 38 1/3 innings of work. His 25 saves are best in the National League.
Jun 22 - 9:41 PM

Francisco Rodriguez suffered a minor ankle injury in the ninth inning of Sunday's victory over the Rockies, but expects to be fine on Monday.

The injury occurred during a wild play where Chris Dickerson tripled and fell down as he attempted to stretch it into an inside-the-park home run. K-Rod still managed to complete his inning and rack up his 25th save of the year.
Jun 22 - 9:23 PM

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1B1Adam Lind
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3B1Aramis Ramirez
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R1Jonathan Broxton
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