MLB Rumors: Francisco Rodriguez

Brewers bullpen finalized? 

February, 27, 2015
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It took the entire offseason and a few days into spring training, but Francisco Rodriguez is again a member of the Milwaukee bullpen after agreeing to a two-year, $13 million deal on Wednesday. What does mean for the rest of the Brewers’ bullpen?

K-Rod to Miami? 

February, 25, 2015
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You can expect Francisco Rodriguez to land himself a contract in the very near future as interested teams are going to want to try and solidify their rosters prior to the actual playing of Grapefruit and Cactus League games.

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Brewers waiting on closer? 

February, 23, 2015
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The Milwaukee Brewers did not resign Francisco Rodriguez, their 2014 closer, for the upcoming season and as a result, the spring may be used in order to determine which pitcher will indeed get that job going forward.

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Updated market for K-Rod 

February, 16, 2015
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The Milwaukee Brewers and Miami Marlins are known to be interested in Francisco Rodriguez, so what will it take for the free agent reliever to make up his mind?

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Brewers RP search goes on 

February, 12, 2015
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The Milwaukee Brewers are still on the market for a closer for the 2015 season, but it seems unlikely that the answer will end up being a trade for Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies.

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The market for K-Rod 

February, 9, 2015
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The market for Francisco Rodriguez may begin to pick up over the next few days, with the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies all potentially in the mix for the experienced closer. However, there may be another team ready to make a move on the reliever.

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Brewers to turn to K-Rod? 

January, 26, 2015
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With the idea of Jonathan Papelbon coming to the Milwaukee Brewers via trade slowly fading into oblivion, the newest prevailing wisdom seems to be that a reunion with last season's closer is on the horizon.

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Wednesday rumor roundup 

January, 21, 2015
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Although there's plenty of optimism surrounding the Chicago Cubs chances of making a run at the post-season, don't necessarily expect manager Joe Maddon to go all-in with each and every one of the team's stud prospects in order to try and get there.

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Market for K-Rod, Soriano and Janssen 

January, 17, 2015
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Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano and Casey Janssen are the three remaining free agent closers who recorded at least 20 saves last season, and their market is becoming a bit more clear.

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Could Milwaukee add a reliever? 

July, 26, 2014
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One of the reasons the Milwaukee Brewers are in first place in the National League Central is Francisco Rodriguez, who has enjoyed a bounce-back season with 29 saves. But the 32-year-old right-hander has hit a rough patch of late, allowing three homers in his last six outings.

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Closer controversy brewing in Milwaukee? 

April, 2, 2014
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On Opening Day, manager Ron Roenicke surprised a lot of people when he gave the ball to Francisco Rodriguez when the first ninth-inning save situation of the season arose instead of Jim Henderson, who was expected to be the team's closer for 2014.

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Rodney, K-Rod on Baltimore radar 

December, 23, 2013
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After backing out on a deal with Grant Balfour, the Baltimore Orioles apparently are in the mix for free agent closer Fernando Rodney.

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Red Sox wouldn't deal Middlebrooks 

September, 7, 2013
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Will Middlebrooks was hitting below the Mendoza Line when the Boston Red Sox sent him to the minor leagues in late June. But the third baseman has found a new lease on life since being recalled on August 10, hitting .350 with five homers and a .588 slugging percentage.

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K (as in K-Rod) typically follows J 

August, 15, 2013
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Being a closer for a major baseball team does not always come easy. It's always a case of "What have you done for me lately?" and in the case of Jim Johnson of the Baltimore Orioles, the answer to that query is not that positive.

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K-Rod's role in Baltimore 

July, 24, 2013
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The Baltimore Orioles acquired reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the last-place Milwaukee Brewers for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico. The next step is to determine exactly how K-Rod fits into the bullpen mix.

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