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Phillies sign Francisco Rodriguez to minor league deal

The Phillies have signed reliever Francisco Rodriguez to a minor league contract, Jon Heyman of FanRag reports (Twitter links). Rodriguez will make $2.5MM plus incentives if he earns a spot on Philadelphia’s roster.The 36-year-old K-Rod brings 437 career saves and a lifetime 2.86 ERA to the table, though he’s now forced to rebuild his stock after a disastrous 2017 in which he managed...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 27, 2018  |  Discuss

Francisco Rodriguez being sued by former landlord for $80K over damages

Francisco Rodriguez was on fire last year, but his game went up in flames in 2017. On top of it all, it appears the free agent is in some hot legal waters now that he’s been sued by his former landlord.As reported by John Wisely of the Detroit Free Press, “Akram Namou filed the lawsuit earlier this month, claiming Rodriguez signed a seven-month lease in March 2016 to rent the furnished...
Via Sportsnaut
July 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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 aches...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 01, 2016  |  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...
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 talk...
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...
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 Rodriguez...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 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...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles acquire K-Rod in trade

Baseball’s July trading frenzy has kicked off with a flurry of activity, and that continued on Tuesday as the Baltimore Orioles acquired relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers will get minor league infielder Nick Delmonico in return. The Orioles already have a solid closer in Jim Johnson, who is currently leading all of baseball with 35 saves....
Via Midwest Sports Fans
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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