Francisco Rodriguez's attempted road back to the big leagues will begin Tuesday night, as the former Brewers reliever has been added to the roster at advanced Class-A Brevard County.
Signed to a minor league contract on April 17, Rodriguez has a provision in his contract giving the Brewers just 30 days to add him to the Major League roster or he will be released.
The 31-year-old reliever has been working out at the team's spring training complex in Phoenix while trying to secure a work visa. With the visa in hand, Rodriguez will be available to the Manatees for Tuesday's game against Charlotte.
Rodriguez will spend a few days with Brevard County and could earn a trip up to Triple-A Nashville if he pitches well.
After playing a role in Milwaukee's major league-worst 4.66 bullpen ERA in 2012, Rodriguez became a free agent following the season and went unsigned.
Acquired on July 12, 2011 from the New York Mets, Rodriguez was a key piece in the team's run to the division title and the N...