MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers have traded reliever Francisco Rodriguez to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league third baseman Nick Delmonico.
Rodriguez, 31, appeared in 25 games for the Brewers this season with a 1.09 ERA and 10 saves. Signed in April to a minor-league contract, Rodriguez was promoted to the Brewers on May 15.
"We appreciate Francisco's character and performance as a member of the Brewers," said Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. "In Nick Delmonico, we are getting a young left-handed hitting prospect that we liked as an amateur and have continued to follow and like as a professional. We are happy to add him to the organization."
The 21-year-old Delmonico was a sixth round draft pick of Baltimore in the 2011 MLB Draft.
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