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.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:53:07 -0800
Agent Scott Boras said his clients, free-agent RP Oliver Perez (Mariners), 2B Jeff Baker (Rangers), RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles) and Korean P Suk-Min Yoon, are all very close to signing deals.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:32:11 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles remain interested in re-signing free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles). According to industry resources, the Orioles have held discussions with representatives of Rodriguez.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:16:43 -0800
The Milwaukee Brewers are not looking to sign free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles) or John Axford (Cardinals). The Brewers are looking for a reliever with closing experience.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:12:56 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles are unlikely to re-sign impending free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:39:41 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter, not RP Jim Johnson, recorded the save over the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Aug. 21, recording the final out of the inning after following RPs Darren O'Day and Brian Matusz. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that he was trying to stay away from Johnson, who had warmed up two or three days in a row and pitched Tuesday, Aug. 20. "Oh, sure, you can read it," Showalter said. "We've got 30-something games. We're going to put our best foot forward every night. Jimmy's our best option, one of them. I'm glad we've got more than one good option. We've got a lot of good options and we'll continue to make use of them."
Fantasy Tip: Hunter deserves to be added if you're looking for saves. Johnson is probably still Showalter's preference in the ninth for the long term, though. Francisco Rodriguez (groin) is battling a nagging injury and could also vulture a few saves while Johnson is vulnerable right now.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:27:45 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (back) is returning to the lineup Monday, Aug. 19, and RP Francisco Rodriguez (groin) is available to pitch out of the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez could be in line for a save chance today if Buck Showalter wants to give Jim Johnson a break after his recent struggles. Save chasers should add Rodriguez if he's available.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:23:15 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Francisco Rodriguez (groin) left his appearance Friday, Aug. 16, due to a strained right groin. While the team expects him to avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list, they will recall a pitcher from Triple-A Norfolk Saturday, Aug. 17.