Brewers strike first by acquiring K-Rod 

July, 13, 2011
PHOENIX -- The Milwaukee Brewers as a whole were in the midst of celebrating Prince Fielder becoming the first Brewers player to hit a home run in an All-Star Game, and then winning the 2011 All-Star Game MVP.

During that celebration on the field after the National League's 5-1 win over the American League on Tuesday, which included both of Fielder's sons, shocking word quickly spread that the Brewers had acquired Francisco Rodriguez and cash considerations from the New York Mets in exchange for two players to be named later. By rule, the two players must be agreed upon within six months of the transaction. It has been reported that how K-Rod performs for the Brewers will affect which players the Mets eventually get in return. The Mets are picking up a significant amount of Rodriguez's salary in the transaction. More details about the deal are likely to soon follow.
Francisco Rodriguez