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57 Francisco Rodriguez RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/195 | Birthdate: 1/7/1982 | Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Milwaukee | College: No College | MLB Experience: 14 | Owned/Started%: 72/57 | Average Draft Position: 182.47
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Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez shuts door for eighth save


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/18/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez (S, 8) notched a strikeout, allowed a single and then induced a double play to shut the door Monday and earn the save against the Tigers. 

The save was Rodriguez's eighth in as many chances this season, and he now has 17 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched.


Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez throws scoreless ninth on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was used in the ninth inning of a non-save situation against the Mets Sunday, retiring all three batters he faced.

Roriguez hadn't pitched since May 11.

The right hander extended his scoreless inning streak to nine with the outing, lowering his season ERA to 1.29.


Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez picks up seventh save


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Milwaukee's 10-7 win over the White Sox, earning his seventh save of the season.

After allowing a lead off single to Jose Abreu, Rodriguez forced Asvail Garcia to ground into a double play. Then, Rodriguez got Conor Gillaspie to ground out to end the game. 

Rodriguez lowered his ERA to 1.38 in 13 innings of work.

Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez earns sixth save of season Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez earned his sixth save of the season when he closed the door on a 6-3 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday.

During the ninth inning, Rodriguez allowed one hit and struck two in route to a scoreless inning. He now has a 1.64 ERA.


Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earns fifth save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez worked a perfect ninth inning in Milwaukee's 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Monday, picking up his fifth save of the season.

Rodriguez made quick work of Los Angeles, needing 14 pitches for two strikeouts and a groundout to wrap things up. Rodriguez lowered his ERA to 1.80 in 10 innings of work with 12 strikeouts and two walks.


Brewers P Francisco Rodriguez gets save vs. Cubs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was credited with a save following Sunday afternoon's 5-3 win over the Cubs. 

Rodriguez entered the game in the bottom of the ninth inning and promptly gave up a single to Chris Denorfia. Rodriguez shook the hit off and recorded three consecutive outs to end the game. 

This was Rodriguez's fourth save of the season. He now has an ERA of 2.00.  


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez gets scoreless ninth but no save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Saturday's win, but, since he entered with a five-run lead, he didn't get credit for a save. 

Rodriguez allowed one hit and struck out three, lowering his ERA to 2.25.


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez earns third save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up his third save Sunday, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 6-3 win over the Cardinals.

Wins have been few for the 4-15 Brewers, leaving Rodriguez without many opportunities to record saves, and he's taken a pair of losses in addition to racking up three saves in the first three weeks of the season. He owns a 2.57 ERA and 6:2 K:BB ratio in seven innings of action.


Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez able to lock down second save


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez finished off a 4-2 win Thursday against the Reds for his second save of the season. 

The veteran right-hander threw a scoreless ninth inning. He gave up a two-out double to Zack Cozart before getting Joey Votto to ground out to end the game. Rodriguez had one strikeout.

Rodriguez hasn't allowed a run in four of six outings.


Francisco Rodriguez records first save of season for Brewers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez recorded his first save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Cardinals. 

Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth inning, retiring the side on six pitches, all strikes, and converted his first save opportunity of the year in his third appearance. His ERA stands at 3.00. 


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez: 'I'm ready to go'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez had just three weeks to prepare for the season after signing late and dealing with visa issues, but he indicated this weekend that he's all set for the regular season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

"I'm ready to go," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez typically has needed just three weeks of preparation to geat ready for each season.

"He doesn't get a lot of outings in any spring training," manager Ron Roenicke said. "I think that's why he feels good going into the season."

Rodriguez, who made just five spring appearances, focused on his changeup during the spring season and said that it and his curveball "have been pretty good."

The closer racked up 44 saves in 2014, his most since delivering an MLB-record 62 saves with the Angels in 2008, and posted a 3.04 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 73:18 K:BB ratio in 68 innings.


RP Francisco Rodriguez makes spring debut for Brewers


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/22/2015) Francisco Rodriguez made his spring debut for the Brewers on Sunday, pitching one inning in his team's loss to the White Sox.

Rodriguez, who was delayed at arriving to camp due to visa issues, pitched the sixth inning and gave up three hits and an earned run, while striking out two hitters. 

Rodriguez told MLB.com that he hoped to pitch five or six innings before Opening Day, but that he considered his debut a success. 

"Mission accomplished," Rodriguez said. "That's the first one out of the way, now I've just got to ramp it up and make sure to be ready for April 6."


K-Rod set for spring debut Sunday vs. White Sox


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez will make his spring debut Sunday against the White Sox, per MLB.com. Rodriguez was a late arrival to camp due to visa issues.

Francisco Rodriguez could make spring appearance on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters on Friday that closer Francisco Rodriguez could make his first Cactus League appearance this weekend, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Rodriguez officially signed a two-year, $13 million contract with Milwaukee on Saturday. He converted 44 saves to go along with a 3.04 ERA and 73:18 K:BB ratio in 68 innings last season.


Brewers make Francisco Rodriguez signing official


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) The Brewers announced the signing of Francisco Rodriguez, making the two-year, $13 million contract official on Saturday. 

Rodriguez reported to Brewers' camp on Friday and had to pass a physical before the deal could be finalized. 

It's the fourth stint with the Brewers for K-Rod, who told the Journal Sentinel that he passed up more lucrative offers from other teams, because the team "feels like home". 


Francisco Rodriguez expected at Brewers camp Friday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/12/2015) Relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez is expected to arrive at Brewers camp Friday, and once he passes a physical, his two-year, $13 million deal will kick in, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

The 33-year-old was delayed in receiving his work visa from Venezuela, but he will be back in action with the Brewers, for whom he saved 44 games while posting a 3.04 ERA and 73:18 K:BB ratio in 68 innings last season.


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez obtains visa, headed to camp


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has obtained his work visa in Venezuela and is on his way to Brewers camp, the Journal Sentinel reports.

Rodriguez is expected to report to camp around Friday. Back with the Brewers this season on a two-year deal, the closer saved 44 games while posting a 3.04 ERA and 73:18 K:BB ratio in 68 innings last season.


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez could report by end of week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez is in the process of obtaining a work visa in Venezuela, and the team hopes he'll be able to report by the end of the week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Rodriguez and the Brewers reportedly finalized the detail of his two-year contract last week. He went 5-5 with a 3.04 ERA and 73:18 K:BB ratio in 68 innings last season while collecting 44 saves.


Report: Details finalized in new deal between Brewers and K-Rod


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) The Brewers and pitcher Francisco Rodriguez have hashed out the necessary details on his new contract, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

However, Rodriguez has to pass a physical for the deal to become official. It was previously reported that Rodriguez agreed to a two-year, $13 million deal that includes a club option for the 2017 season. 

With the new contract in place, the process for Rodriguez to obtain a work visa from Venezuela has begun. 

Nicknamed K-Rod, the 33-year-old closer reunites with the team he played for from 2011-2013. 


Brewers have yet to finalize contract with K-Rod


(3/3/2015) Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday the team has yet to finalize a contract with closer Francisco Rodriguez, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rodriguez has agreed to a two-year, $13 million contract, which includes a team option for 2017.

"They're still working on finalizing the contract, and after that the (work) visa (in Venezuela)," Roenicke said. "Sometimes it's not that easy to say, 'Well, we've finished the contract,' and walk in and get the visa the next day."

Roenicke added he isn't worried about Rodriguez not getting enough work because he has had shortened springs in the past. In 2014, Rodriguez missed time during spring training because of visa issues and a foot injury.


Melvin: Failed talks to acquire Papelbon led to K-Rod contract


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the decision to sign closer Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year contract happened because talks were going nowhere in their attempt to acquire Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.

“We did engage them and didn’t come to a comparable deal for both sides,” Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We had a lot of conversations. It’s complicated because of next year with the $13 million (vesting option). Even if you agree to a deal, you have to go to the agent about the no-trade (clause to Milwaukee)."

Papelbon will be paid $13 million next season if he finishes 48 games in 2015.


Marlins unlikely to add reliever now


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) The Marlins are unlikely to add a reliever now that Francisco Rodriguez is off the market, according to MLB.com.

The Marlins were involved in negotiations for K-Rod through at least Wednesday, and were reportedly willing to offer $10 million over two years. The club has been looking for a veteran reliever for some time, but may pass now that Rodriguez has signed with the Brewers.

Both Rafael Soriano and Phil Coke have been connected to Miami, but the team would likely only sign those players to minor-league contracts.


K-Rod agrees to two-year deal with Brewers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) Free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez has agreed to a two-year deal with the Brewers, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal includes a team option for a third year, but the financial terms are not yet known.

The 33-year-old Rodriguez is reunited with the Brewers after closing out 44 games for them in 2014. He also earned his fifth All-Star appearance last season, while going 5-5 with a 3.04 ERA. In four seasons with Milwaukee, Rodriguez is 12-13 with a 3.11 ERA and 57 saves.


Brewers, Marlins trying to land Francisco Rodriguez


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez could find a home very soon. 

The Brewers and Marlins are among the teams vying to sign K-Rod, according to a report from CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman

K-Rod went 5-5, with 44 saves and a 3.04 ERA last season, in his second stint with the Brewers.


Report: Brewers negotiating with Francisco Rodriguez


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Brewers owner Mark Attanasio is talking to Francisco Rodriguez's agent about a possible deal, according to FoxSports.com.

Rodriguez is represented by Scott Boras, and pitched for the club last season. The 33-year-old posted a 3.04 ERA over 68 innings. He saved 44 games with the team. Rodriguez was reportedly looking for a deal close to $10 million per season.