Found July 23, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Baseball’s July trading frenzy has kicked off with a flurry of activity, and that continued on Tuesday as the Baltimore Orioles acquired relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers will get minor league infielder Nick Delmonico in return. The Orioles already have a solid closer in Jim Johnson, who is currently leading all of baseball with 35 saves. But the man known as K-Rod’s arrival in Baltimore will give the team’s bullpen some much-needed depth. The 31-year-old Rodriguez has revived his career in Milwaukee over the past three seasons. So far in 2013 he is 1-1 with 10 saves, a 1.09 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in 24.2 innings over 25 appearances. Rodriguez was one of the game’s best relievers during his seven-year tenure with the Los Angeles Angels. In 2008 he set the single-season saves record with 62, while posting a 2.24 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. That success earned him a three-year, $37 million contract from the New York Mets. The Mets shipped K-Rod to the Br...
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