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Francisco Rodriguez contracted Zika virus over offseason

Several prominent athletes have already voiced their concerns about traveling to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics because of the Zika virus, and Detroit Tigers reliever Francisco Rodriguez doesn’t blame them. Rodriguez contracted the Zika virus while spending time in his home country of Venezuela during the offseason. The 34-year-old said he dealt with severe joint pain, body...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

How to Age, With Francisco Rodriguez

The other day, August wrote about how the Tigers’ bullpen was in desperate need of improvement. That is, if the Tigers intend to compete in 2016, and they do intend to compete in 2016, while simultaneously trying to keep the longer-term picture in mind. So it made sense when, earlier Wednesday, reports came out the Tigers didn’t love the asking prices for the higher-tier relievers...
Via Fangraphs
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brewers deal Francisco Rodriguez to Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have a closer (again)! Their new ninth-inning man is veteran Francisco Rodriguez, whom the club acquired on Wednesday from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor leaguer Javier Betancourt and a player to be named. K-Rod will turn 34 (really, only 34?) in January and is coming off a season in which he pitched to a 2.21 ERA in 57 innings, striking out 62 and...
Via The Outside Corner
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers should stay quiet at trade deadline

The MLB trade deadline is approaching, and some teams have already sprung into action. The Cardinals acquired A.J. Pierzynski, the Giants got Jake Peavy, and the Angels got Huston Street. Earlier we saw the Athletics grab both Jeff Samardjia and Jason Hammel from the Cubs. Rumors are swirling around players like David Price, Cliff Lee, Joaquin Benoit, and others. Milwaukee Brewers...
Via isportsweb.com
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Hot start thoughts

For the most part I am a very pessimistic fan.  I think that setting expectations low for the teams that I am a fan of allows me to deal with extreme disappointment better (case in point, I predicted that my favorite football team, the Denver Broncos, would get killed in the Super Bowl, so when they did it didn’t feel as bad.) So hopefully you all can understand my tepidness to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sizzling starting pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers

To say I am surprised by the Milwaukee Brewers’ first turn through the rotation would be an understatement. I am delightfully enamored. The Brewers are coming off a sweep of the Boston Red Sox in Fenway, and while the bats came alive and plated more runs than in the opening series vs. the Braves, it was the starting pitching that was the driving force. Marco Estrada pitched five...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Francisco Rodriguez still plucking cactus spines out of his foot, keeps pitching

Last week it was reported that Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez became yet another casualty of the “Bizarre Major League Baseball Player Injury” pantheon when it was learned that his spring training debut was being pushed back due to an injury suffered when he stepped on a cactus while walking barefoot. Rodriguez bravely dealt with […] The post Brewers’ Francisco...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Rodriguez latest bizarre MLB injury victim: Hurt after stepping on cactus

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez, already behind the other pitchers in camp after a visa issue delayed his arrival in the U.S., may have his spring training debut scheduled for Thursday pushed back due to yet another freak MLB injury. Rodriguez accidentally stepped on a cactus while walking barefoot on Tuesday. “They took out a […]The post Francisco Rodriguez latest...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Who will earn final three bullpen spots?

The Milwaukee Brewers have some of their bullpen locked up, and with the signing of Francisco Rodriguez, it appears that there are three spots up for grabs within the Brew Crew’s pen. In this piece, I’ll outline who the candidates are and eventually pick the guys who will start the year on the 25-man roster. RHP Alfredo Figaro: Figaro was used primarily as a middle relief pitcher...
Via isportsweb.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers bring back K-Rod for the bullpen

Francisco Rodriguez is once again returning to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers announced Friday they they signed Rodriguez to a one-year contract. FOX Sport's John Morosi reports the deal is for a $3.25 million base salary and he can earn $550,000 in performance bonuses. To make room for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster, the Brewers designated pitcher Donovan Hand for assignment...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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