Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers CL Francisco Rodriguez earned the 311th save of his career Sunday, April 20, moving him into a tie with former Toronto Blue Jays CL Tom Henke for 19th on the all-time list. Robb Nen is next with 314.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 12:28:10 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke has no plans to make RP Jim Henderson his closer again, even though he appears to have regained the control and velocity he lacked at the end of spring training. Entering play Sunday, April 13, RP Francisco Rodriguez has converted all four of his save opportunities, allowing only one walk and one hit over six scoreless innings, with 11 strikeouts.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:44:20 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said the team wants to give RP Jim Henderson some time to get right before putting him in ninth-inning closing situations. "It's velocity but it's also command and life on a pitch," Roenicke said of what was missing from Henderson, who converted 28 of 32 saves in his first season as closer in 2013. "When you see hitters with him, he does have deception. When he's going at people the right way, they're always late on the ball. They're not getting good swings." Henderson had a 6.00 ERA in nine spring outings with nine hits and five walks in nine innings.
Fantasy Tip: You'll need to hang onto Henderson and hope he can turn things around quickly. If he can't Francisco Rodriguez should continue in the closer role, assuming he doesn't blow up. Run to the waiver wire and scoop up K-Rod.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:14:18 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said RP Francisco Rodriguez will be the team's closer for now. The team wants to give RP Jim Henderson some time to get his stuff back.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should look to immediately add Rodriguez in all fantasy leagues, because he will be getting the save opportunities for the near future. Rodriguez's move to the closer role could be temporary, but he could also keep the job if he is successful in the role.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:44:39 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez is in the game in the ninth inning in a save situation against the Atlanta Braves Monday, March 31.
Fantasy Tip: As Haudricourt mentions, K-Rod didn't look very good in his last few outings this spring, so this may be a sign that Jim Henderson is hurt. Stay tuned.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:19:58 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez (foot) has no timetable for when he'll pitch in a spring game after recovering from wounds on the bottom of his left foot after stepping on a cactus earlier this week. "I don't know exactly what we're going to do but he's going to go out there and run around and see exactly how it feels," said manager Ron Roenicke. "Yesterday, once he got out to long toss, it didn't feel good on his landing foot. Hopefully tomorrow or the next day, we'll see where we are." Roenicke thinks Rodriguez has enough time to be ready for the regular season.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:06:23 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez (foot) might not make his spring debut Thursday, March 13, after stepping barefoot on a cactus. Rodriguez was in the trainer's room Wednesday, March 12, having spines pulled from his foot. He was already behind the other pitchers in camp after arriving late due to visa issues, but manager Ron Roenicke doesn't think it'll prevent Rodriguez from being ready for the season opener.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:17:50 -0800
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez has received his work visa and is expected to report to the team Saturday, March 1.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 13:01:35 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers officially signed RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles) to a one-year, $3.25 million base salary Friday, Feb. 7. He's expected to bring depth to the bullpen behind RP Jim Henderson.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:31:16 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers are nearing a one-year, $3.25 million deal with free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles) Friday, Feb. 7. He would be able to make an extra $550,000 in performance bonuses.
Fantasy Tip: K-Rod will serve as closing insurance in case Jim Henderson is injured or falters. He shouldn't be drafted unless you're in a deep NL-only universe.