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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez returning to Tigers

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 06:46:09 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez had his $6 million option exercised for the 2017 season Friday, Nov. 4.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez eats first loss

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:10:26 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez suffered his first loss of the season Wednesday, July 20, against the Minnesota Twins. In a 1-1 tie, Rodriguez entered the ballgame in the ninth inning and proceeded to give up three runs (one earned), thanks to two home runs, in two-thirds of an inning. His record is now 1-1.

Fantasy Tip: There are many, many closers who, for whatever reason, manage to struggle whenever they're put into the ballgame in a non-save opportunity, and K-Rod is simply one of those pitchers. It was the same familiar scenario in this one, and miraculously, Rodriguez served up as many homers in the ninth inning as he did for the entire season over 33 2/3 total innings prior to today's contest. He'll be fine after this.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez had Zika virus

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:14:20 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez said he contracted the Zika virus last offseason and was laid up in bed for two weeks with severe body aches, joint pain, headaches and other symptoms. Rodriguez only was infected with the virus for two weeks, but he said it took two months before he was back to feeling like himself again.

Fantasy Tip: K-Rod luckily hasn't been affected by the illness during the regular season at all, and he's sporting a 3.86 ERA with 14 saves for Detroit. With the illness completely past him, you shouldn't have any worries if he's one of your fantasy closers.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez picks up save

Mon, 23 May 2016 20:40:28 -0700

Detroit Tigers RB Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, May 23, to pick up his 13th save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has recorded a save in each of his last six appearances and has not allowed a run during that span. He should continue to receive plenty of save opportunities, which makes him a solid starter in most leagues.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez solid again

Sat, 21 May 2016 22:40:10 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 12th save in 13 chances Saturday, May 21, in a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has been a breath of fresh air for a Tigers bullpen that has been nothing short of rocky in the past few years. There are still times when Tiger fans clutch their chests in agony during bullpen appearances, but Rodriguez has gotten the job done. He is worth owning in all formats.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez picks up save

Mon, 16 May 2016 22:26:56 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins Monday, May 16, to pick up his 10th save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has allowed a run in only one of his last eight outings and has earned the save in each of his last three appearances. He should be a solid starter in all leagues as long as he keeps the closer job.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez back in the fold

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:33:16 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez was activated from the family medical emergency list Wednesday, April 27, the organization announced.

Fantasy Tip: To start the season, Rodriguez has allowed five runs through 6 1/3 innings, including two home runs. However, his role as the Detroit closer is secure, and Rodriguez has notched four saves already. Return him to your seasonal lineups and continue to view the veteran as a middling option for saves.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez away from team

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:18:26 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez has been placed on the club's family medical emergency leave list. In a corresponding move, P Matt Boyd has been promoted from Class AAA Toledo.

Fantasy Tip: It is unknown how long Rodriguez will be away from the Tigers. The 34-year-old right-hander has posted a 7.11 ERA and recorded four saves in six appearances this year. Expect RPs Mark Lowe and Justin Wilson to see the bulk of Detroit's save opportunities in K-Rod's absence.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez earns another save

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:39:30 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, April 14, to pick up his second save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez has allowed only one base hit since struggling on opening day. Rodriguez should have plenty of opportunities to close games and should be starting in all mixed leagues.

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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez blows save

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:59:16 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Francisco Rodriguez blew his first save attempt of the season Tuesday, April 5, against the Miami Marlins, yielding three runs on four hits in his lone inning of work.

Fantasy Tip: Not how you want to start your tenure with a new team, but fortunately for K-Rod, Detroit managed to narrowly pull out the win anyway. Rodriguez proved last year he can still be one of the upper echelon closers in the league, so he'll probably overcome this poor outing and can still be trusted going forward.

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