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MILWAUKEE -- During his time with the Milwaukee Brewers, John Axford has had the chance to watch two of the more successful closers in baseball history.
When Axford first arrived in the big leagues, Trevor Hoffman was there to take him under his wing. With the exclusion of the first month of this season, Francisco Rodriguez has shared the back end of Milwaukee's bullpen with Axford since July of 2011.
Milwaukee sent Rodriguez to Baltimore on Tuesday in exchange for minor league third baseman Nick Delmonico, setting off a chain of emotions in the clubhouse where Rodriguez was respected by many.
"I'm definitely going to miss Frankie a lot," Axford said. "I don't think it's really a coincidence that since he's been on the team, I've thrown my best. He's helped me a lot this year, he's helped me a lot in the past. I'm definitely going to remember the last few years, especially the shutdown season we had in 2011 in that second half, and ...
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The Baltimore Orioles are trying to solidify their bullpen for their playoff run, and they have added K-Rod to their team in a trade.
Bolstering its bullpen is always an important factor for teams that have playoff hopes. For the Baltimore Orioles it became a necessity. The answer for Baltimore was to acquire Francisco Rodriguez, on of the best relievers in baseball, from the Milwaukee Brewers.Rodriguez will fill a setup role for the Orioles and will surely ease some of the pressure in late inning situations. The need for
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'...
Veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez is now a Baltimore Oriole.
The Brewers sent the 31-year-old relief pitcher to the O’s for minor league infielder, Nick Delmonico. Appearing in 25 games this season, K-Rod has a 1.09 ERA, has recorded 26 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings and has 10 saves on the year.
Delmonico was a sixth-round pick in 2011, and the 20-year-old was hitting .244 in...
The Brewers have traded veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez to the Baltimore Orioles for third base prospect Nick Delmonico.
Several teams had shown interest in Rodriguez, 31, who signed with the Brewers after the season began but eventually became their clsoer. He was 1-1 with a 1.09 ER in 25 games and had converted all 10 of his save opportunities.
But, with the team mired in...
Following the announcement that the Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun would be suspended for the remaining 65 games of the 2013 season on Monday, the Brewers went ahead and made a deal for a future big bat on Tuesday.
The Brewers traded spot closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for third base prospect Nick Delmonico.
For Baltimore, the 2013 season has been...
The Brewers have sent veteran relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (K Rod) to the Orioles for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico.
Rodriguez is a solid pick up for the O’s whose bullpen has been less than stellar. Even though last season was a forgettable one for Rodriguez he has since bounce backed and hit his stride again with a 1.09 ERA.
With the addition of Rodriguez the O’s...
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league third baseman Nick Delmonico. Rodriguez has ten saves for Milwaukee this season along with a 1.09 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings.
Baltimore has seen their bullpen's ERA jump by more than half a run this season up to 3.68 after an unreal 2012 that...
The Baltimore Orioles have added Francisco Rodriguez to their bullpen. On Tuesday the Orioles added the veteran reliever in exchange for Nick Delmonico.
Rodriguez will move into a setup role in Baltimore ahead of closer Jim Johnson.
The Brewers had moved Rodriguez to the closers role and he holds a 1.09 ERA and 26/9 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings this season. With his departure the...
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico.
The Orioles cleared space for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster Tuesday by transferring outfielder Nolan Reimold to the 60-day disabled list before their game against the Kansas City Royals.
Rodriguez was one of the game's best relievers during...
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While going 0-2 in my men’s league baseball game (considered a success), news of the Baltimore Orioles acquiring RHP Francisco Rodriguez permeated through the bench. My first thought was, a relief pitcher? Then as I stood out in left field, hoping I wouldn’t have to test my depleted arm I thought, a move like this makes the most sense.
The Orioles were not going...
The Dodgers have been searching for relief help and are likely to add a piece to their bullpen before the July 31 trade deadline. One of their targets was Francisco Rodriguez, but the Brewers shipped him off to Baltimore, so he is no longer an option. The Dodgers are looking to Rodriguez' former team for relief help, according to a report.
The Dodgers are 'hot' after...
The Baltimore Orioles have been the most aggressive buyers on the trade market, acquiring right-handed starter Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs and right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers.
And they might not be done.
The Orioles, continuing to explore ways to improve their pitching staff, are among the teams talking to the Houston Astros about their...
The Tigers, having missed out on Francisco Rodriguez, have set there sights on a different reliever. They sent two scouts to the Brewers-Padres game and have their eyes on one particular reliever.
The Tigers, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, have "continued" interest in Padres relief pitcher Luke Gregerson. Morosi also mentioned Huston Street, Dale Thayer and Joe...