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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%: 81/69 | Average Draft Position: 182.48
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Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez earns 32nd save of the season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez only needed one out to record his 32nd save of the season during Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Pirates. He has now converted 32 of his 33 save chances this season.

Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez blows first save in poor effort


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez has been a beacon of light in what has been a dark year for his team's pitching staff. But he descended to the level of his peers Saturday night against Cincinnati.

Rodriguez entered in the ninth with a 9-8 lead. He exited with a 12-9 deficit, courtesy of a two-run homer by Joey Votto, run-scoring passed ball and RBI single by Tucker Barnhart.

His first blown save of the season sent his ERA soaring from 2.01 to 2.58 and lowered his record to 0-3.


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez becomes active leader in saves


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/19/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez slammed the door for this 30th save of the season in the 8-7 win over the Marlins on Thursday. It wasn't a perfect outing, as the right-hander did allow a solo home run to Marcell Ozuna with two outs in the ninth. But he came back to strike out former Brewer Casey McGehee to end the game.

K-Rod is now 30-for-30 this season, and has converted 35 straight save chances dating back to last season. He now has 378 saves for his career, which passes Joe Nathan for most among active pitchers and seventh all-time. 


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez escapes bases-loaded jam


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez got a one-out save for his 29th save of the season, Sunday against Philadelphia. 

Rodriguez is perfect in save attempts this season. He entered with two outs in the ninth and the bases loaded and induced a ground ball. 


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez strikes out two en route to save


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez notched his 28th save of the season on Saturday against the Phillies.

Rodriguez struck out two batters in an effortless ninth inning. He has a 1.91 ERA in 42 1/3 innings of relief this year.


Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez notches 27th save of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 27th save of the season during Friday's win over the Phillies.

Rodriguez allowed one run on two hits, but managed to close out the ninth inning without putting the outcome of the game in danger. He now has a 1.96 ERA this season.


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez remains perfect with 26th save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth inning against St. Louis on Sunday to close out the game. 

Rodriguez remained perfect in save opportunities this season, recording his 26th of the year. 

Rodriguez had his fourth straight perfect outing and fifth straight scoreless appearance. 


Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez notches save Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2015) Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his 24th save of the season during Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Padres. Rodriguez also struck out one during the appearance, which lowered his ERA to 1.42.

Rodriguez has converted all 24 of his save opportunities this season.


Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez stays perfect with 23rd save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez shut the door and recorded his 23rd save of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Giants. Rodriguez allowed a two-out hit, but was otherwise flawless in his scoreless inning of work. 

The 2015 All-Star has yet to blow a save opportunity this year.


Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez records 22nd save on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez put an end to his six-game scoreless streak, but was still able to nail down his 22nd save of the year in Friday's 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Rodriguez allowed a triple to kick off the ninth inning. The runner then came in on a sacrifice fly to cut the Brewers' lead to one. But he was able to enduce a game-ending groundball to seal the victory.

K-Rod has yet to blow a save this season, and he has a 1.54 ERA through 35 appearances.


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez shuts door for 21st save on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/18/2015) Brewers closer and 2015 All-Star Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 21st save of the season in Saturday's 8-5 win over the Pirates. K-Rod worked a perfect ninth inning to preserve the win. 

Rodriguez has yet to blow a save this year, and he owns a very fine 1.32 ERA on the season.


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez gives up two runs in All Star Game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez gave up two runs in one inning of work in Tuesday's All Star Game. 

Rodriguez's rough seventh inning was the first time he's allowed a run or hit in an All Star Game, after five hitless appearances. 

Rodriguez allowed a hit and a walk. He's the first Brewers pitcher to give up two All Star runs since Rollie Fingers in 1981. 


Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earns notable save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez didn't just earn any old save Thursday against Atlanta. He nailed down an historic one.

Rodriguez tied Jeff Reardon for eighth place on the all-time major league saves list with 367 when he retired the Braves in the ninth on one hit. He has now converted his last 24 save opportunities, including 19 this season.

The 33-year-old right-hander has not allowed a run in 14 of his last 15 appearances.


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez records 18th save of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 18th save of the season on Thursday against the Phillies.

Rodriguez closed out the 11th inning after his team to an 8-7 lead. He needed just 14 pitches to close out the Phillies and record the save.

Rodriguez has a 1.45 ERA with 36 strikeouts and nine walks in 31 innings this season.


Francisco Rodriguez remains perfect for Brewers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning to remain perfect in 17 save attempts this year. 

Rodriguez allowed one walk and no hits, striking out two in the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead. 


Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez earns save Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez recorded the final three outs of Monday's 7-4 win over the Phillies to earn his 16th save of the season.

Rodriguez struck out one and allowed one hit during the appearance. He has now closed all 16 of his save chances this season.


Brewers P Francisco Rodriguez gives up 2-run homer


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez allowed two earned runs in a ninth-inning relief appearance during Sunday's 5-3 win over the Twins. 

For Rodriguez, it's the first time he's allowed more than one run in an appearance this season. The scoring came on a two-run homer from Torii Hunter. Rodriguez now has a 1.61 ERA. 


Brewers P Francisco Rodriguez picks up 15th save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 15th save of the season in Wednesay night's 4-1 win over the Mets. 

Rodriguez entered the game in the ninth inning and allowed one hit and threw one strikeout. He hasn't allowed a run since May 27 and has only given up three this year. Rodriguez now has a 1.00 ERA for the season. 


Brewers' K-Rod: 'I'd be disappointed if I get traded'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) With the Brewers likely to be among the sellers at the trade deadline, closer Francisco Rodriguez could be an attractive addition to the bullpen of a contender. However, the veteran reliever hopes he isn't going anywhere.

"I'd be disappointed if I get traded," Rodriguez said, per MLB.com, "because I signed two years plus [a club option for 2017] just to be here. If I didn't believe this ballclub would be better and compete in the future, I would have gone someplace else. ...

"But definitely, it [the possibility of a trade] is there. You have to think about it, unfortunately. But I'm not putting too much pressure on thinking about it because it is going to be bad if I do that."


Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez earns save in Tuesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth inning to record his 14th save of the season during Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Mets.

He also struck out two batters during the outing. Rodriguez has not blown a save this season.


Report: Blue Jays looking at Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) The Blue Jays have made phone calls to inquire about acquiring Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez, according to reports by the Toronto Sun.

Rodriguez is 13 for 13 in converting save opportunities this year, while the Blue Jays lead baseball in blown saves, with 12.  


Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez notches 13th save Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez remained in fine form on Thursday, as he nailed down his 13th save of the season in the 5-4 win over the Nationals. Rodriguez worked around a one-out single to complete the scoreless ninth and preserve the victory.

The veteran closer is now a perfect 13-for-13 in save chances this season, and has been scored upon just three times in 23 appearances. His 361 career saves are six shy of tying Jeff Reardon for eighth all-time.


Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez pitches perfect ninth for 12th save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth inning to preserve a three-run lead over Pittsburgh and earn his twelfth save of the year. 

Rodriguez has saved 17 straight, dating back to last season. He has saves in his last four appearances. 

Rodriguez retired the side on 11 pitches, eight strikes.


Brewers P Francisco Rodriguez gets career save No. 359


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 11th save of the season in Monday night's 2-0 win over the Cardinals. 

The save moved Rodriguez into ninth place all-time in MLB history with 359.

It was an easy outing for Rodriguez, who came into the game and struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 inning. This is Rodriguez's third save opportunity converted in a row.