Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 2 weeks ago

Rodriguez will throw another bullpen session Tuesday, and could pitch in a minor league game later this week, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

Rodriguez joined the Brewers in camp last week, and will begin a pitching routine in preparation for Opening Day. He remains the favorite to continue the closer role for the Brewers in 2015, but the team could have other options to turn to if necessary.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 3 weeks ago

Rodriguez is expected to join the Brewers in camp Friday, Tom Hardricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Rodriguez signed a two-year, $13 million contract with the Brewers in the offseason, and is now slated to return to his closer duties with the club again for the next two seasons.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 3 weeks ago

Rodriguez's visa has been approved, and he should report to the Brewers' spring training complex later this week, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

Rodriguez has yet to join the Brewers since the two sides agreed on a contract two weeks ago, but it appears he will not be away from the team much longer. With a few weeks to go before Opening Day, Rodriguez should have plenty of time to get ready for the start of the regular season.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 4 weeks ago

Rodriguez still must pass his physical for his deal with the Brewers to become official, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

All the details of Rodriguez's two-year contract with Milwaukee have been ironed out, but the deal won't be finalized until he takes his physical at the team's spring training complex in Arizona. There is no timetable for Rodriguez to arrive to Arizona, as he is still in Venezuela waiting on his visa, but the 13-year veteran shouldn't need much spring work to prepare for the season.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 1 month ago

Rodriguez agreed to a two-year deal with the Brewers on Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Rodriguez was a late sign by Milwaukee last offseason as well, but the move paid off, as he recorded 44 saves and a 3.04 ERA over 68 frames in 2014. He'll presumably usurp Jonathan Broxton as the Brewers' projected closer, but the 33-year-old righty will likely have to prove he's still got it during camp. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but considering the stage of Rodriguez's career, it is likely heavy on incentives. Per Heyman, the deal will also contain a club option for a potential third season.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 7 months ago

Rodriguez (5-5) picked up the win in relief against the Reds on Friday night as he pitched the ninth inning while striking out one and walking two.

The game was tied when Rodriguez came on in relief, so it was a solid win where he did not give up a run. Rodriguez has struggled of late in giving up six earned runs in his last five appearances but is tied for fourth in the league in saves with 41 on the year.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 7 months ago

Rodriguez had a perfect ninth inning Thursday to earn his 41st save of the season.

Rodriguez struck out a batter and tossed just 11 pitches, in a much-needed clean outing. In fact, it was his first 1-2-3 appearance in a save situation since August 15.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 7 months ago

Rodriguez had a miserable outing in a non-save situation Tuesday against the Marlins, losing the contest and allowing three runs on two hits (both of which were home runs) and one walk, while striking out one in his inning of work.

Rodriguez has been struggling of late, as he has now allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks in his last six appearances. He now has a 3.34 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 70:15 K:BB in 62 innings this year.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 7 months ago

Rodriguez blew his fifth save of the season Wednesday, coughing up a solo home run to Rene Rivera in the ninth inning against the Padres.

It's Rodriguez' first blown save since July 25, but he has been shaky of late, giving up homers in three of his last four appearances. The 32-year-old has been taken deep 12 times this season and his 1.80 home runs per nine innings is the second highest among relievers in the league.

Francisco Rodriguez RP MIL 7 months ago

Rodriguez coughed up a solo homer and allowed a walk, but was still able to convert the save Sunday versus the Pirates.

It wasn't the prettiest of innings for Rodriguez, who needed 26 pitches to get the job done. The 32-year-old closer, who now has 39 saves, owns a 2.90 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 67:13 K:BB ratio in 59 innings this season.