Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:38:58 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SPs Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw, Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto and RP Aroldis Chapman, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright and RP Pat Neshek, Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran and RP Craig Kimbrel, San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner, Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez, San Diego Padres SP Tyson Ross, Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tony Watson and Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann have been named as the pitchers for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game. Oakland Athletics SP Jeff Samardzija was named to the team as a representative of the Chicago Cubs, but he was traded this weekend. Samardzija will be inactive for the game.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:22:33 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said RP Francisco Rodriguez (ankle) will be available to pitch Monday, June 23, even though he injured his left ankle Sunday, June 22.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:16:13 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez (ankle) rolled his ankle during the game Sunday, June 22, but believes he should be fine for the next game.
Wed, 14 May 2014 20:59:08 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez allowed three earned runs and four hits in an inning of work in a loss Wednesday, May 14, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had allowed just one run in 21 innings over his first 21 games.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the ugly appearance, Rodriguez is in no danger of losing his closer's gig. He would need multiple performances like this one before the ice starts to thin under his feet.
Mon, 12 May 2014 07:01:54 -0700
Milwaukee Brewers CL Francisco Rodriguez allowed his first earned run of the year in his first blown save Sunday, May 11.
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.