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Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is reporting that former Met Francisco Rodriguez accepted the Brewers’ offer of salary arbitration on Wednesday night.
K-Rod had a $13.5 million dollar salary in 2011, and considering his solid season, he should fare well in arbitration. According to MLB rules, he cannot make less than 80% of his previous salary which in essence guarantees him $10.9 million.
The Brewers offered Rodriguez arbitration with the mindset he would turn it down and they would receive two high picks in the 2012 draft.
Now it looks like K-Rod could end up being the most expensive player on the Brewers’ roster next season, and one of the highest paid relievers this offseason in annual salary. Heath Bell just signed for $9M a year to close for the Marlins.
“We know going in there was a little bit of risk,” said Brewers general manager Doug Melvin. ”But it’s not a bad thing to have K-Rod back in the eighth inning and Axford in the ninth.”
Rodriguez, 30, thrived...
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Francisco Rodriguez will likely accept the Brewers' arbitration offer, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Marcos Grunfield was first to report that the reliever is expected to accept (Twitter link).
Milwaukee's decision to offer arbitration to Rodriguez was somewhat surprising, considering the right-hander earned $11.5MM last year the team could only...
Francisco Rodriguez has accepted the Milwaukee Brewers’ salary arbitration offer, guaranteeing two things in Milwaukee. First, the Brew Crew will have a dominant 1-2 combination at the back end of the bullpen, but more importantly, this move all but guarantees that Prince Fielder will sign with a new team this offseason.
The move is surprising on many fronts. I am...
MILWAUKEE According to reports, Francisco Rodriguez has accepted the Brewers' arbitration offer.The right-hander had until 11 p.m. to accept the offer. The Brewers had no interest in retaining Rodriguez's services and he was looking to land a deal that would allow him to close.Rodriguez originally had a 17.5 million option for 2012 that would have become guaranteed had he...
DALLAS - The Milwaukee Brewers' first "acquisition" of the off-season is a rather pricey setup man.
When the Brewers offered salary arbitration to free-agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez, the primary thought was getting two draft picks as compensation should he sign with another club. But what if "K-Rod" accepts?
Free-agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez accepted the Brewers' offer of salary arbitration Wednesday night, in essence becoming a signed player for 2012 with a salary to be determined. Because he had a $13.5 million salary in 2011, "K-Rod" could be the most expensive player on the team's roster next season.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, Milwaukee reliever Francisco Rodriguez and Toronto second baseman Kelly Johnson have accepted salary arbitration offers from their former teams.
The three are considered signed players for 2012 following Wednesday night's decisions.
The 36-year-old Ortiz has been with Boston since 2003. He hit .309 last season with 29 homers and...
The Brewers spent much of Wednesday at the Winter Meetings in a holding pattern while waiting to hear whether free-agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez would accept the club's offer of arbitration.
Doug Melvin and the Milwaukee Brewers took a calculated gamble by offering Francisco Rodriguez arbitration earlier this offseason. They expected the right-hander to decline arbitration in pursuit of a closer’s role and a multi-year deal elsewhere, and Milwaukee would garner two draft picks in the process.
Teams started snapping up available closers, however, and Rodriguez sat on...