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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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Francisco Rodriguez could make his Cactus League debut this weekend.
K-Rod officially re-signed with the Brewers less than a week ago, but he hasn't taken long to get up to speed. He'll be the closer on Opening Day. Mar 20 - 1:32 PM

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Brewers re-signed RHP Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year, $13 million contract.

The terms were agreed upon late last month, but K-Rod didn't arrive at camp until Friday due to visa issues. The reliever admitted that he hasn't thrown off a mound since last season but insisted that he'd be ready for the start of the season. Rodriguez will again serve as Milwaukee's closer after recording 44 saves while posting a 3.04 ERA and 73/18 K/BB ratio over 68 frames last season.
Mar 15 - 8:42 AM

Francisco Rodriguez is due in Brewers camp Friday.

K-Rod finally secured a visa Tuesday after weeks of trying in his native Venezuela. The 33-year-old right-hander signed a two-year, $13 million free agent contract with the Brewers on February 26 and will again serve as the team's ninth-inning man. Rodriguez registered a 3.04 ERA, 73/18 K/BB ratio, and 44 saves in 68 frames last season.
Mar 12 - 1:26 PM

Francisco Rodriguez received his visa and is scheduled in Brewers' camp around Friday.

Rodriguez has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract with the Brewers, but he'll need to take a physical in order to make the deal official. The 33-year-old posted a 3.04 ERA with 44 saves and a 73/18 K/BB ratio over 68 innings last season and is expected to function as Milwaukee's closer again in 2015.
Mar 10 - 11:37 AM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the Brewers are hoping Francisco Rodriguez will report to camp by the end of the week.

K-Rod is still working through visa issues, but it sounds like they're close to being worked out. The veteran reliever re-upped with the Brewers on a two-year deal late last month to remain the team's closer.
Mar 8 - 3:23 PM

According to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, closer Francisco Rodriguez has not passed his pre-signing physical with the Brewers.

K-Rod can't take the physical until he gets to the Brewers' spring training complex in Arizona and he is still waiting for a visa in his native Venezuela. The 33-year-old right-hander agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract with Milwaukee on February 26. The deal also includes an option for the 2017 season. He should again hold big-time fantasy value as the ninth-inning stopper on a decent Brewers team.
Mar 5 - 2:21 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that the club hasn't finalized a contract with Francisco Rodriguez.

The Brewers outrighted right-hander Brooks Hall to Triple-A on Tuesday, presumably to clear a spot for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster, but the deal isn't official yet. K-Rod is expected to receive a two-year, $13 million deal with a club option for 2017. It's unclear when he'll travel from Venezuela to Brewers' camp.
Mar 3 - 1:03 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers have re-signed closer Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2017 season.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the deal is worth $13 million guaranteed. This marriage has seemed inevitable for a while now, but it took all offseason for the two sides to officially come to an agreement. K-Rod posted a strong 3.04 ERA, 0.985 WHIP, and 73/18 K/BB ratio in 68 innings last season for the Brewers while tallying 44 saves in 49 opportunities. He should again be a highly valuable fantasy closer in 2015. Jonathan Broxton is back to setup duty.
Feb 26 - 10:13 AM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that free agent right-hander Francisco Rodriguez has agreed to terms with a team and it isn't the Marlins.

The best guess is that he has re-signed with the Brewers after an offseason-spanning holdout. Rodriguez posted a 3.04 ERA and 73/18 K/BB ratio in 68 innings last year for Milwaukee, also converting 44-of-49 save opportunities. There should be more info soon about where exactly he is headed. The Nationals and Blue Jays have also been tied to the 34-year-old reliever at different points this winter.
Feb 26 - 8:15 AM's Joe Frisaro reports that the Nationals "may be a third team lurking" in the pursuit of Francisco Rodriguez.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier Tuesday that the Brewers and Marlins were still in talks with K-Rod and the reliever was expected to make a decision soon. Frisaro confirmed Heyman's report but is also listing the Nationals as a potential dark horse. Common sense would say the Brewers have to be the favorite since K-Rod is familiar with them and would be used at closer, though it's possible another club will out-bid them.
Feb 24 - 10:55 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers and Marlins continue to talk to free agent Francisco Rodriguez and a deal is expected to happen soon.

K-Rod would return to the closer role if he re-signs with Milwaukee, but Miami would likely use him as a setup man for Steve Cishek. The 34-year-old had a 3.04 ERA and 73/18 K/BB ratio in 68 innings last season while going 44-for-49 in save opportunities. He's reportedly seeking a $10 million deal, but it could be a challenge for him to get that kind of money at this point.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 24 - 9:07 AM

Ken Rosenthal reports that Brewers owner Mark Attanasio is talking to Scott Boras about free agent right-hander Francisco Rodriguez.

A reunion with the Brewers has seemed like one of the most likely destinations for Rodriguez since he hit the open market, and now that he's reportedly willing to accept a one-year deal, it could make sense for both parties. If signed, he'd likely return to his familiar closer role with Jonathan Broxton working in front of him in the eighth inning.
Feb 22 - 9:55 PM

According to Joe Frisaro of, the Marlins haven't closed the door on signing free agent right-hander Francisco Rodriguez.

The Marlins have been mentioned several times this winter as a possible destination for the veteran hurler, and now that he's willing to accept a one-year deal it could make sense for both sides. If signed, he's presumably work in a setup role in front of incumbent closer Steve Cishek.
Feb 20 - 10:34 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that Francisco Rodriguez is seeking a $10 million contract.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports recently reported that K-Rod was still seeking a two-year deal, but apparently he's open to a one-year contract if the price is high enough. He obviously hasn't had anyone meet his lofty asking price yet. The Brewers and Blue Jays have been obvious fits for a while, but the Dodgers could also be a possibility now that Kenley Jansen (foot) is set to miss the start of the season.
Feb 18 - 8:35 AM

A source tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that free agent Francisco Rodriguez is seeking a two-year deal.

It's a little late in the offseason for K-Rod to be sticking to his guns in regards to contract length, and it's hard to imagine a team giving him a two-year deal when many effective relievers have had to settle for minor league deals in recent days. With the Brewers' talks with the Phillies about Jonathan Papelbon "dormant," K-Rod's best bet for a major league deal is still likely with a return to Milwaukee. The 33-year-old had a 3.04 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 73/18 K/BB ratio over 68 innings last season, so he's still capable of pitching at a high level wherever he winds up.
Feb 11 - 11:38 PM

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