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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
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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

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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

MLB.com'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.
Source: MLBlogs.com
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 MLB.com, 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

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins have "touched base" with Francisco Rodriguez's agent, Scott Boras.

Frisaro notes that "nothing is imminent," but the "club may revisit" the possibility of signing the reliever. It appears that the Marlins will fall short in their pursuit of James Shields, so they might use that money to stock up on relievers instead. Rodriguez wouldn't close in Miami with Steve Cishek around, so he could probably get a better opportunity elsewhere.
Feb 8 - 1:03 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Brewers are still considering re-signing Francisco Rodriguez.

But they're also in contact with the Phillies about a potential Jonathan Papelbon trade, and it's doubtful they'd acquire both closers. Rodriguez posted an excellent 3.04 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 73/18 K/BB ratio across 68 innings last season for the Brewers while recording 44 saves in 49 chances. It's kind of incredible that the 33-year-old right-hander remains available here in February.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 5 - 9:48 AM

The Blue Jays have been in contact with the representatives for Francisco Rodriguez, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Casey Janssen signed with the Nationals in free agency, guaranteeing that the Jays will need to look elsewhere to find saves next year. Morosi said the club is also talking to reps for Rafael Soriano and Burke Badenhop, so they're keeping their options open. The Brewers are another team that has been linked to K-Rod in recent days.
Jan 28 - 10:42 PM

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Brewers are considering bringing back free agent closer Francisco Rodriguez.

According to Haudricourt, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio has had conversations in recent days with Scott Boras, the agent for K-Rod. It appears as if trade talks for Jonathan Papelbon have fallen apart and the team doesn't feel secure relying solely on Jonathan Broxton in the late innings. Rodriguez had a career resurgence in the Brewers bullpen in 2014, saving 44 games while posting a 3.04 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 73/18 K/BB ratio in 68 frames.
Jan 25 - 7:15 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Francisco Rodriguez is on the Blue Jays' radar.

Heyman adds, however, that the Jays are trying to trade for a closer first. Rodriguez posted a strong 3.04 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 73/18 K/BB ratio in 68 innings this season for the Brewers while recording 44 saves in 49 chances. He's only 32 years old, so the asking price is probably pretty high.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:45:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 06:09:00 PM

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."
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
4Nevin Ashley
1B1Adam Lind
2Matt Clark
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Elian Herrera
3Donnie Murphy
SS1Jean Segura
2Luis Sardinas
3Hector Gomez
4Yadiel Rivera
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jason Rogers
3Luis Jimenez
4Pete Orr
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
3Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Bryan Petersen
RF1Ryan Braun
2Shane Peterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
6Taylor Jungmann
7Hiram Burgos
8Wei-Chung Wang
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Tyler Thornburg
5Jim Henderson
6Neal Cotts
7Brandon Kintzler
8Jeremy Jeffress
9Rob Wooten
10Corey Knebel
11David Goforth
12Chris Perez
13Dontrelle Willis
14John Ely