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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/baseball/mlb/players/170x170/288981.png | Owned/Started%: 92/80 | Average Draft Position: 189.54

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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.


Brewers won't name closer until midway through camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) While Jonathan Broxton is ideally the most likely candidate for the role, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Saturday that he won't name a closer until midway through spring training, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

General manager Doug Melvin wouldn't discuss about the possibility of trading for embattled reliever Jonathan Broxton. Melvin wouldn't reveal if Milwaukee will make a push for free agent Francisco Rodriguez.

Broxton was traded from Cincinnati to Milwaukee in August. He posted a 2.30 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 49:19 K:BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings between the Reds and Brewers in 2014. He will earn $9 million this season, and his deal includes a $9 million club option or $1 million buyout for 2016.


Marlins still considering Francisco Rodriguez


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) The Marlins are still considering signing reliever Francisco Rodriguez, according to MLB.com.

Rodriguez has been mentioned as a possible candidate for Miami for some time now, but the team hasn't struck just yet. Rodriguez is reportedly seeking a deal worth $10 million. The 33-year-old posted a 3.04 ERA over 68 innings with the Brewers last year. 


Report: Reliever Francisco Rodriguez seeks $10 million contract


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez is seeking a contract worth $10 million, according to USA Today baseball columnist Bob Nightengale. 

Nightengale suggests the Dodgers could become a "nice fit" for Rodriguez after the news broke Tuesday closer Kenley Jansen will be sidelined several weeks due to a foot injury.


Report: Dodgers looking to add relief pitcher


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) The Dodgers remain in the market for a relief pitcher, FOX Sports reports.

The Dodgers have made a fair number of acquisitions to the bullpen already this offseason, in the form of pitchers signed to minor-league deals as well as via trade. It's possible that the team is looking to add an impact arm to cover a potential injury to closer Kenley Jansen, and former closers Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano remain without contracts. Notable nonclosers left on the free-agent market include righties Joba Chamberlain and Brian Wilson as well as lefties Sean Burnett and Phil Coke.


Marlins have discussed Rodriguez, Chamberlain and Coke


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) The Marlins have discussed relievers Francisco RodriguezPhil Coke and Joba Chamberlain, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. MLB.com initially reported the team's interest in both pitchers.

Both pitchers are considered among the best relief options currently on the market. The 33-year-old Rodriguez is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.04 ERA over 68 innings with Milwaukee. Chamberlain, 29, put up a 3.57 ERA over 63 innings with Detroit. The 32-year-old Coke posted a 3.88 ERA over 58 innings with the Tigers in 2014. 


Marlins have 'touched base' with Francisco Rodriguez


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2015) The Marlins have touched base with agent Scott Boras about free-agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez, reports MLB.com. Nothing is imminent, the report said, but the Marlins might revisit the possibility of signing the 33-year-old Rodriguez.

He saved 44 games in 49 chances for the Brewers last season.


Blue Jays have discussed adding RPs Papelbon, Soriano, K-Rod


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the team has talked about adding relievers Rafael Soriano, Francisco Rodriguez and Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon to the roster, according to MLB Network Radio.

"We've talked about those names," Gibbons said Monday. "I know (Blue Jays general manager) Alex Anthopoulos has talked to their representatives and (Phillies general manager) Ruben (Amaro Jr.)."


Brewers still interested in adding closer-type reliever


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2015) Brewers assistant general Gord Ash said Friday the team is still in the market for a closer-type reliever, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He said the team would like to make a move before spring training opens.

Ash said Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez are in play for the Brewers.

However, there is no apparent interest in signing former Nationals closer Rafael Soriano, and Ash said former Tigers reliever Joba Chamberlain doesn't fit their plans either.


Report: Blue Jays looking at multiple free-agent relievers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) The Blue Jays are looking at multiple free-agent relievers, according to FoxSports.com.

The team has been in contact with Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano and Burke Badenhop. Both Rodriguez and Soriano have closer experience, while Badenhop has only saved four games over his career. Badenhop, however, did post the lowest ERA of the bunch last year, coming in at 2.29. 

Rodriguez, 33, posted a 3.04 ERA over 68 innings last year. He saved 44 games with Milwaukee.

The 35-year-old Soriano posted a 3.19 ERA over 62 innings last season. He lost his closer role late in the season after going into a bit of a slump.


Brewers have discussed Francisco Rodriguez


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2015) The Brewers have discussed reliever Francisco Rodriguez, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

The news shouldn't come as a major surprise. Rodriguez has been linked to the club since the team traded Yovani Gallardo, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Brewers owner Mark Attanasio basically confirmed the news, saying agent Scott Boras contacted the team following the Gallardo trade in order to try and convince them to sign some of his players. Attanasio didn't rule out the move, and said general manager Doug Melvin is considering everything. "Frankie [Rodriguez] had an 89 percent save percentage and the guy has never been on the disabled list," he said. "We know he likes Milwaukee."

Rodriguez posted a 3.04 ERA over 68 innings last year. 


Brewers considering Shields, K-Rod, Soriano to bolster pitching staff


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) The Brewers are casting a wide net looking for pitching help after trading Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Free agent starting pitcher James Shields, and relievers Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano are on their radar, per Heyman. The Brewers are also considering trades as a way to bolster their pitching staff.


Brewers considering free agent closer Rodriguez


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) The Brewers are open to the possibility of signing free agent closer Francisco Rodriguez, but are looking to trade for one first, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Rodriguez was 44 for 49 in save opportunities last season. It was his highest save total since he bagged 62 for the Angels in 2008, but he struggled along with the rest of the team down the stretch. He yielded nine earned runs in 13 2/3 innings from late July to early September before righting himself.


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.