Francisco Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Tigers acquire closer Francisco Rodriguez

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers have found their closer, and not among the thin crop on the free agent market. The team has acquired veteran right-handed closer Francisco Rodriguez in exchange for infield prospect Javier Betancourt." November 18

  • Brewers closer K-Rod blocked on waivers, so he'll stay in Milwaukee

    CBS Sports "One potential relief option has been eliminated for trades to contenders, as Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez was claimed and pulled back on waivers last week. That means Rodriguez will be remaining with the Brewers through the end of the year. The deadline for postseason eligibility is..." August 30

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    FRancisco Rodriguez has obtained visa in Venezuela and is expected in #Brewers camp around Friday.

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    According to #Brewers manager Ron Roenicke, club hasn't finalized contract for K-Rod and there is no guess on arrival from Venezuela.

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    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    K-Rod not coming to #marlins. Has agreed to go elsewhere.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    K-Rod has agreement with brewers 2-yr deal

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Brewers owner Mark Attanasio talking with K-Rod’s agent, Scott Boras, about signing the free-agent reliever.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    K-Rod is seeking $10 million contract but with #Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen out 8-12 weeks after foot surgery, LA could be nice fit.

  • Francisco Rodriguez is holding out for a two-year contract

    Hardball Talk "Francisco Rodriguez remaining unsigned late in an offseason is nothing new, but this time around the longtime closer is still on the market because he’s holding out for a two-year offer from someone. That’s according to Ken Rosenthal of, who also says re-signing with the Brewers..." February 12

  • Unable to land Papelbon, Brewers look to re-sign K-Rod

    Sporting News "Francisco Rodriguez recorded 44 saves for the Brewers last year, but it had appeared the team was going to move on from its closer. Milwaukee tried to acquire Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, but that deal has reportedly fallen through. So the Brewers have once again turned their attention to..." January 26

  • The future is uncertain for Francisco Rodriguez

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Francisco Rodriguez has seen a lot in his 13-year career in the major leagues. But even he is blown away by how 2014 turned out for him. The Milwaukee Brewers’ collapse aside, the 32-year-old enjoyed his best season since 2008, when he set the single-season saves record with 62. Rodriguez..." September 30

  • Brewers, Orioles interested in K-Rod

    SB Nation "K-Rod spent time with both clubs in 2013 after starting the year on a minor league deal with Milwaukee. The Orioles and Brewers have expressed interest in free agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez, according to MASN's Roch Kubatko. K-Rod started the 2013 season as a Brevard County Manatee in..." January 03

  • Orioles have 'significant interest' in Fernando Rodney, reached out to Francisco Rodriguez

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles head into Christmas Week without a closer, but they are still in the mix for free-agent right-hander Fernando Rodney. According to an industry source, the Orioles are one of four teams who have shown “significant interest” in the 36-year-old, who saved 85 of 95 opportunities for the..." December 23

  • Orioles taking it slow with their free agents so far this offseason

    Baltimore Sun "There's always some impatience by baseball fans shortly after the regular season ends and before free agency really gets going. And the Orioles' brass has been doing things -- most specifically, interviewing candidates for the club’s vacant pitching coach position. But as for some of the other..." October 29

  • Francisco Rodriguez will not return to Baltimore

    SB Nation "Rodriguez didn't fit in with the Orioles after being traded to Baltimore mid-season. The Baltimore Orioles will not re-sign reliever Francisco Rodriguez after he spent half a season with the team following a trade from Milwaukee according to a report from CSN Baltimore. Rodriguez turned out..." October 05

  • Orioles bolster bullpen with acquisition of KRod

    CSN Baltimore "Francisco Rodriguez pitched for the Orioles for the first time on Thursday night. Rodriguez allowed a home run to Kansas City’s Billy Butler. It was his second night in an Orioles uniform after he was traded from Milwaukee on Tuesday night. “I know I was going to get traded. The Orioles were a..." July 27

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    #Brewers announce they have traded reliever Francisco Rodriguez to Baltimore for third base prospect Nick Delmonico.

  • Francisco Rodriguez traded for Baltimore 3B prospect

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Brewers have traded veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez to the Baltimore Orioles for third base prospect Nick Delmonico. Several teams had shown interest in Rodriguez, 31, who signed with the Brewers after the season began but eventually became their clsoer. He was 1-1 with a 1.09 ER in 25..." July 23

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Redsox and #dodgers continue to keep the closest watch on K-Rod. Their scouts have been all over him this week in Milwaukee.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    There is some hope in the Tigers' organization that when the dust settles, they will be the team that lands Francisco Rodriguez. We'll see.

  • Dodgers look for relief, may find it in Milwaukee

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers got the starting pitcher they needed when they traded for Ricky Nolasco. The next task: Improving what statistically has been one of baseball's worst bullpens. A Dodgers scout was dispatched to Milwaukee this week, sent to look at the three relievers the Brewers are currently..." July 09

  • Brewers trade rumors center around pitchers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "With the non-waiver trade deadline looming at the end of the month, the rumor mill is beginning to kick into high gear. And with the Milwaukee Brewers sporting one of the worst records in baseball, it's not surprising to see them listed high on the lists of potential sellers. One specific..." July 05

  • Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez savors 300th career save

    Fox Sports Wisconsin "Francisco Rodriguez had waited a really long time to experience the emotion he felt recording the final out of Saturday's victory. Rodriguez became the 25th player in Major League Baseball history to record his 300th save, as he worked a scoreless ninth in Milwaukee's 2-0 victory over Atlanta..." June 22

  • Brewers bringing Francisco Rodriguez back to majors

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The Milwaukee Brewers will have a new yet familiar face in their bullpen for their series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Veteran right-hander Francisco Rodriguez will be selected from Class AAA Nashville on Thursday, culminating a month-long tryout of sorts that saw "K-Rod"..." May 16

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