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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: 13 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 92/80 | Average Draft Position: 187.29

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Francisco Rodriguez open to re-signing with Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Francisco Rodriguez told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after Sunday's season finale against the Cubs that he would be open to re-signing with the Brewers.

"I definitely know where I want to be. I want to be here," Rodriguez said. "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."

Rodriguez, who will be a free agent heading into the 2015 season, converted 44 of 49 save chances, with a 3.04 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 73:18 K:BB ratio over 68 innings. He currently sits in 10th place on the all-time saves list with 348.


Francisco Rodriguez saves No. 43 Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez saved his 43rd game Saturday against the Pirates.

Rodriguez entered with a one-run lead, and shut the door. He threw a perfect inning, getting a flyout and two groundouts to finish off the game. Rodriguez threw just six pitches during the outing. 


Francisco Rodriguez delivers 42nd save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 42nd save Tuesday, tossing a 1-2-3 12th inning in his team's 3-2 win over the Cardinals.

Rodriguez needed just 11 pitches to finish off the Cardinals and record his third straight hitless appearance. He encountered a rough patch from mid-August to early September, but the closer seems to have put the struggles behind him. Rodriguez owns a 3.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 72:17 K:BB ratio in 66 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez slams door shut on Marlins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 41st save of the season Thursday night against the Marlins. He struck out one and needed 11 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 4-2 victory. He has converted 41 of 46 save chances, with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 64 innings of relief.

Francisco Rodriguez notches save no. 40 Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his 40th save Wednesday, giving up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-1 win over the Marlins.

Rodriguez now owns five 40-save seasons in his 13-year career, but the most recent before he secured his 40th save Wednesday came all the way back in 2008, when he racked up an MLB-record 62 saves. He owns a 3.29 ERA and 70:15 K:BB ratio in 63 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez serves up two home runs in loss Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez took a loss Tuesday, allowing three earned runs on two hits and one walk in one inning of work and striking out one in his team's 6-3 defeat against the Marlins.

Rodriguez (4-5) put a man on base with two outs and then surrendered back-to-back home runs to put his team behind three runs. He's now allowed five home runs in six innings over his last six appearances. Rodriguez owns a 3.34 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 70:15 K:BB ratio 62 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez blows save vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez blew a save opportunity Wednesday, surrendering one earned run on two hits and one walk in one inning while striking out one in his team's 3-2 loss to the Padres.

Rodriguez inherited a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning and immediately squandered it, serving up a leadoff home run to tie the game. He then put two runners on base with two outs before escaping the inning. He owns a 3.00 ERA and 68:14 K:BB ratio in 60 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez overcomes HR, earns save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 39th save Sunday despite giving up a solo home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Pirates.

Rodriguez served up his home run with one out in the inning and walked a batter with two outs before finishing off the game. He's surrendered home runs in two of his last three outings but successfully converted save opportunities in both games. Rodriguez owns a 2.90 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 67:13 K:BB ratio in 59 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez saves his 38th game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez saved his 38th game Saturday against the Dodgers.

Rodriguez entered the game with a two-run lead, but made things interesting. After a leadoff home run to Matt Kemp, the Brewers lead was cut to one. With the tying run at the plate, Rodriguez picked up two strikeouts and a groundout to end the game. 


Francisco Rodriguez closes out Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez struck out one and needed only 11 pitches to retire the side in order for the save Friday against the Dodgers. He has converted 37 of 41 save opportunities, with a 2.73 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP over 56 innings of relief.

Francisco Rodriguez strikes out two in 36th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez locked up his 36th save Monday, allowing one hit and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to end his team's 3-1 win over the Cubs.

Rodriguez had recorded just one strikeout in 3 1/3 innings over his last four outings but managed to crank out his first multi-strikeout game of August in the save. He owns a 2.78 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 63:12 K:BB ratio in 55 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez nails down 35th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his 35th save Saturday, allowing one hit and one walk in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-1 victory over the Dodgers.

Rodriguez issued a walk to the leadoff man before getting two quick outs in the ninth. He then gave up a single to bring the potential tying run to the plate but got his man to ground out to first. Rodriguez owns a 2.83 ERA and 61:12 K:BB ratio in 54 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez slams door shut on Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez needed 17 pitches to complete a perfect ninth inning for the save Thursday afternoon against the Giants. He has converted 34 out of 38 save chances, with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 53 innings of relief.

Francisco Rodriguez earns 33rd save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez delivered his 33rd save Tuesday, walking one and striking out one in his team's 4-3 win over the Giants.

Rodriguez managed to record one-out saves in each of his last two appearances, but it took him 17 pitches to get the three outs he needed for Tuesday's save. He owns a 2.94 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 61:11 K:BB ratio in 52 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez collects one-out save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez forced Kolton Wong to ground out for the final out of the game, collecting a one-out save Friday night against the Cardinals.

Rodriguez needed just three pitches to secure a 7-4 win.  He has converted 32 saves in 36 attempts, with a 3.00 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over 51 innings of relief.


Francisco Rodriguez racks up 30th save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez earned his 30th save Saturday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two in his team's 5-3 win over the Mets.

Rodriguez suffered his fourth blown save of the year Friday when he gave up three runs against the Mets, but he bounced back Saturday and found his form, earning his third save since the All-Star break. Rodriguez owns a 3.04 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 59:10 K:BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings.


Francisco Rodriguez has ninth-inning meltdown vs. Mets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez (4-4) was not at his best on Friday, as he was charged with a blown save and loss at home against the Mets.

Rodriguez allowed a run-scoring single to David Wright in the ninth inning to cut the lead in half, then a two-run home run to Lucas Duda to lose the lead. He was charged with three runs on four hits and no walks while striking out two over one inning of work. He owns a 3.10 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP over 49 1/3 innings of relief.

Francisco Rodriguez picks up a win Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez picked up a rare win Tuesday against the Reds.

Rodriguez entered with the game tied in the ninth inning. He managed to pitch a scoreless inning, striking out one during the appearance. In the bottom half of the inning, Jonathan Lucroy belted a walkoff home run, making Rodriguez the winner. 

With the win, Rodriguez improves to 4-3 on the year. 


Francisco Rodriguez retires the side in order for the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez slammed the door shut on the Reds Monday for the save.

Rodriguez needed only 10 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 5-2 victory. He is 29 of 32 in save chances, with a 2.66 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP and 54:10 K:BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings of relief.

Francisco Rodriguez picks up save 28 Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 28th save Friday against the Nationals. 

Rodriguez entered the game with a three-run lead, and got the job done. He wasn't able to get through the inning completely unscathed, though. Rodriguez gave up a solo home run to Bryce Harper to lead off the inning. Rodriguez then settled in, striking out two of the next three batters to finish out the game.


Francisco Rodriguez tagged with the loss Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez picked up the loss Friday against the Cardinals.

Rodriguez entered the game with the score tied 6-6. He got through the first two hitters he faced without an issue. Matt Holliday then stepped to the plate and crushed a first-pitch changeup from Rodriguez out to left for the go-ahead run. The Brewers were unable to come back, tagging Rodriguez with the loss. He dropped to 3-3 on the year.


National League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the National League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

C Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
2B Chase Utley, Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
3B Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers

RHP Johnny Cueto, Reds
LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
RHP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
LHP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
RHP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
RHP Tyson Ross, Padres
RHP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
RHP Julio Teheran, Braves
RHP Craig Kimbrel, Braves
LHP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
RHP Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers
LHP Tony Watson, Pirates
RHP Pat Neshek, Cardinals


Francisco Rodriguez bounces back with quick save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez bounced back from a rare blown save with a quick ninth Saturday, in a 7-4 win over the Rockies.

Rodriguez finished off the Rockies on 16 pitches, as he worked a perfect ninth for the save. He struck out two batters and retired one via fly ball for his league-leading 27th save. 


Francisco Rodriguez bailed out in blown save win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez blew the save Friday, but the offense bailed him out in a 3-2 win over the Rockies.

Rodriguez could not make a one-run lead stand up in the ninth inning, as he allowed the Rockies to tie it with a solo home run in his first blown save since late May. He struck out two batters to finish the inning, and then got the win as the Brewers walked off with the win in the bottom half of the ninth.

Rodriguez still leads the National League with 26 saves in 29 opportunities. He has a 2.40 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 41 1/3 innings, to go with 47 strikeouts.  


Francisco Rodriguez picks up easy 26th save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez extended his National League saves lead Thursday, as he closed out a 7-4 win over the Rockies.

Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth in the win, picking up a pair of ground ball outs, as well as one via fly ball. He needed just nine pitches to close out the game, giving him 26 saves in 28 chances.