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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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Francisco Rodriguez notched his third save of the season Sunday in the Brewers' 6-3 win over the Cardinals.
Rodriguez delivered a perfect ninth inning, getting Kolten Wong to ground out and Peter Bourjos and Tony Cruz to fly out on just 10 total pitches. It was career save No. 351 for K-Rod, whose fantasy stock should rise rapidly as the Brewers work out of their early-season rut. Apr 26 - 5:27 PM

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Francisco Rodriguez worked around a two-out double in the ninth inning to grab his second save as the Brewers defeated the Reds on Thursday.

Rodriguez got Skip Schumaker to line out and Billy Hamilton to strike out in what appeared to be a stress-free inning. Zack Cozart kept the Reds' hopes alive with a double, but Rodriguez bounced back and induced a game-ending ground out from Joey Votto. The Brewers have won only three games this season, so save situations have been few and far between for Rodriguez.
Apr 23 - 4:32 PM

After entering a tie game, Francisco Rodriguez took a loss Wednesday after giving up a run on a wild pitch in the ninth.

K-Rod appeared to hurt his hand covering home plate on the decisive play, but he stayed in to retire Brandon Phillips, and there was no injury report immediately after the game, which suggests that he's OK. It's Rodriguez's second loss on the young season, both of which have come in tie games. Because the Brewers have played so poorly, he's had just one save chance, which he converted. His closing gig should be safe.
Apr 22 - 11:14 PM

Francisco Rodriguez recorded a 1-2-3 ninth inning to pick up his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

K-Rod made a nice stab at a Jhonny Peralta liner that was headed for center field to lead off the frame, and it was smooth sailing after that with a couple weak groundouts by Jon Jay and Yadier Molina. Rodriguez threw just six pitches in the inning, with all of them going for strikes.
Apr 13 - 7:46 PM

Francisco Rodriguez took a loss in a tie game after giving up a solo homer in the 10th Wednesday versus the Rockies.

Rodriguez gave up a whopping 14 homers last year, so this is nothing new for him. Still, he should cut down on that total this year, and even with the 14 homers allowed, he gave up just 23 runs last season.
Apr 8 - 11:57 PM

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

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Juan Centeno
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Hector Gomez
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Logan Schafer
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Neal Cotts
6Michael Blazek
7Rob Wooten
8Jim Henderson