MLB Rumors: Francisco Rodriguez

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.

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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Filling in for Grilli 

July, 24, 2013
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are holding their collective breath over the status of Jason Grilli, who landed on the disabled list Tuesday with what is being called a right forearm strain.

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Tigers look for bullpen help 

July, 22, 2013
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The Detroit Tigers have been looking for relief help since they decided in spring training that Bruce Rondon would not be the immediate answer at closer.

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Dodgers eye K-Rod? 

July, 22, 2013
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It was over the All-Star break two years ago that Francisco Rodriguez landed in Milwaukee following a trade with the New York Mets. Could the reliever be part of a July deal in 2013 as well?

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Red Sox need bullpen help 

July, 22, 2013
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The Boston Red Sox bullpen just might be cursed.

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Milwaukee's plan for K-Rod 

July, 1, 2013
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As one of the few teams that is already out of the race and in "sell mode," the Milwaukee Brewers have a handful of interesting trade chips that could help clubs, including a one-time star closer.

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Update on Henderson 

June, 7, 2013
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The Milwaukee Brewers should be getting their old new closer back soon.

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